- "Its tail can lift or crush, it has a drill extension too, and its flicking tongue deserves worthy praise."
- — Jonathan Pearce on Axios' weaponry
Axios was a competitor robot that fought in Series 3 of Robot Wars. It was defeated in its first round battle by reigning champion Panic Attack after a close fight, and did not appear in any other series. The team had also previously entered Series 2 with Ron, which coincidentally fought in the same heat as Panic Attack in that series.
Axios was a box wedge-shaped robot with a four-wheel drive skid-steer system, painted white with green and yellow 'scales', yellow 'horns' and red 'eyes' and 'tongue' to resemble a dragon-like creature. Its weapons were a wedged "tongue" that fired out of the robot's front wedge (like Recyclopse), and a top-mounted overhead drill lance which Jonathan Pearce jokingly described as a "missile launcher". The lance could swing at a full 180 degrees and be used to pin opponents down. Despite Axios being fast and aggressive, its weaponry did not prove effective in battle.
- "...a large tail for elevating, penetrating or pulverising the opposition."
- — Colin Offer on the lance weaponry of Axios
The robot's name, 'Axios', is derived from the Greek word meaning 'a truly worthy and deserving person'.
Axios was entered into Series 3 by a Swindon-based team captained by John Offer. In competition, Colin Offer was joined by John Economou, and Chris Ransom. All three teammates met at Cranfield University, which they represented in Series 2 when competing with the predecessor to Axios, Ron.
Prior to the Fourth Wars, Colin Offer was chosen to be a part of The Steering Committee, a group who would meet with the Robot Wars producers to discuss matters such as seeding. It is unknown whether Axios applied for the series or not.
In Series 3, Axios was entered into Heat K where it faced an unfortunate draw against the reigning champion Panic Attack.
Axios had a very fast start, immediately slamming into Panic Attack. Panic Attack then retaliated by pushing Axios into Dead Metal, but Axios quickly escaped. Axios then cleverly trapped Panic Attack twice with its long lance, trying to push it into Dead Metal's CPZ instead. The robots drove around each other until Panic Attack eventually lifted Axios up and flipped it over with its forks. Since Axios couldn't self-right with its lance, Panic Attack then proceeded to attack Matilda, and managed to flip her, also making her lose her shell. Meanwhile, Axios was sliced by Dead Metal and eliminated from the competition.
|AXIOS - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat K, Round 1||vs. Panic Attack||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Series||Axios Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Entered with Ron|
|The Third Wars||Heat, Round 1|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Did not enter|
|Series 9||Did not enter|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
- During the tour of the pits, Philippa Forrester incorrectly introduced Axios as Axiom.
External Links Edit
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/KingBuxtonCombatRobot/photos/pcb.677750519225881/677749059226027/?type=3&theater