- "This is one of my favourites … It has a mouth that opens and shuts. Look at those gnashers in there, Jonathan! They're gonna do severe damage!"
- — Philippa Forrester introduces Crocodilotron
Crocodilotron was a robot which had pneumatically-powered teeth designed to resemble a crocodile's. Crocodilitron exclusively fought in Series 3 of Robot Wars. Crocodilotron only competed in one battle, losing to eventual champions Chaos 2.
Design[edit | edit source]
- "The Millyard family used bits and pieces from the garden and the local tip for their creation. A strimmer motor provides the power, the teeth clamped by a pneumatic ram, and at a metre and a half, it's the longest in the heat."
- — Jonathan Pearce describes Crocodilotron
Crocodilotron was a large, crocodile-themed robot made from garden objects with a drive system powered by two internal combustion engines. Its primary weapon was a large clamping mouth operated by a 500lb pneumatic ram. In theory, the wide range of movement on Crocodilotron's jaw would also allow it to flip a robot if it was able to get underneath. Crocodilotron also had two high-tensile steel spikes on the front to ram opponents. The robot was reasonably well constructed with useful weaponry, but it suffered from sacrificial armour and having a high ground clearance with no self-righting mechanism.
- "Crocodilotron's powered by two internal combustion engines and it has a 500lb double-acting pneumatic ram to operate the jaw, which has sharp teeth, which opens and shuts with extreme force. We have two high-tensile steel spikes on the front, which we aim to ram into our opponents and flip them over. If we can catch them in our mouth, we'll obviously crush them as well."
- — Allan Millyard on Crocodilotron
Robot History[edit | edit source]
Series 3[edit | edit source]
- ""We're gonna clamp you in our jaws and gobble you up!"...well don't just talk about it-OH, CROCODILOTRON, DO SOMETHING!"
- — Jonathan Pearce on Crocodilotron's boasts, right as Chaos 2 flips it
In the battle, Crocodilotron was immediately flipped over onto its back, only seconds into the battle. Chaos 2 then flipped it again, into the CPZ, almost sending it out of the arena. After Chaos 2 then took on some of the house robots, Crocodilotron was then attacked by Dead Metal, until cease was called, and Crocodilotron was eliminated from the competition.
Results[edit | edit source]
|CROCODILOTRON - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championships|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat E, Round 1||vs. Chaos 2||Lost|
Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Series||Crocodilotron Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|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|
Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]
Approximately six years after its appearance on Robot Wars, Crocodilotron was sold on by its original team to an unnamed buyer in 2005. Crocodilotron was seen to be in a relatively complete, albeit visibly worn and rusted state in 2005 before its sale. Its new owner intended to update Crocodilotron as part of a restoration project, although to date, no further progress on the project has ever been shared.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Crocodilotron was the first robot to lose to Chaos 2, the two-time Robot Wars champion.