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"What an impressive machine this is. Wonderful engineering has gone into this hydraulic Eleven machine."
— Jonathan Pearce

Eleven was a walkerbot that entered Series 5 of Robot Wars where it lost its only battle against the experienced 3 Stegs 2 Heaven.

DesignEdit

"A large stainless steel walker with hydraulic jaws. Double the weight of non walking robots. That's allowed in the rules. Very slow. Just one mile an hour and a turning circle the size of a small swimming pool!"
— Jonathan Pearce summarises Eleven
Eleven

Eleven in the arena

Eleven was a huge walker; "the size of a double bed" according to Philippa Forrester; armoured in stainless steel that comprised of two articulated halves, each moved by four hydraulically powered legs, with eight feet. Its weapon was a pair of pincers, which could be raised up to lift up a snagged opponent, or dropped down heavily like a hammer. Capable of speeds of only 1mph, it was very slow and was said to have had a turning circle "the size of a small swimming pool".

"It only took three-and-a-half weeks to build, but it was in the design phase for about four months, five months."
— Peter Eagling after the battle

EtymologyEdit

Eleven's name came from the bingo call "Legs Eleven", and was referred to as such by Craig Charles.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 5Edit

"Legs Eleven, not for long."
Philippa Forrester

In its only ever televised battle, Eleven was placed up against the number eight seeds 3 Stegs 2 Heaven.

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Eleven's cables trap 3 Stegs 2 Heaven

Eleven vs 3 Stegs

Eleven and 3 Stegs 2 Heaven are counted out

The battle started slowly as Eleven made its way forwards steadily. 3 Stegs 2 Heaven tentatively drove towards Eleven not really knowing what to do. However 3 Stegs 2 Heaven then cut into one of Eleven's legs and its cutting disc severed a cable and hydraulic fluid started to leak out. 3 Stegs 2 Heaven then tried to sever more cables, but got stuck in the process. 3 Stegs 2 Heaven tried to escape the entangling cables, but couldn't. Because of this, Refbot counted both robots out and the match went to a judges' decision, which went in favour of 3 Stegs 2 Heaven, eliminating Eleven from the competition.

Craig Charles: "Do you think those jaws are adequate?"
Peter Eagling: "No, we're here to learn!"
— Post-battle

At the end of the series, Eleven was nominated for the Most Original Entry award for the Fifth Wars, however, it lost out to S3.

ResultsEdit

ELEVEN - RESULTS
Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat I, Eliminator vs. 3 Stegs 2 Heaven (8) Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Eleven Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Heat, Round 1
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 WarsEdit

The team were much more successful in spin-off show Techno Games. The team won the Long Jump in 2000 with FleaBot, setting the World Record of 8.7m. They also entered the Robot Sprint with Skeeta, which lost its only race after failing to start after a piece of Skeeta's equipment broke.

In the 2001 series, the team competed with Rivet Rivet, which competed in both the Long Jump and High Jump. It set a impressive height in the first jump before falling to jump and exploding on the second attempt in the High Jump, whilst retaining the Gold Medal in the Long Jump after getting 4.41m and 6.5m.

In the 2002 series, the team won the gold in the High Jump with Knee Deep, which set a world record of 7.9m.

In 2003, they entered Croak in the Long Jump.

TriviaEdit

  • At 2.58 metres long, Eleven is the longest robot in the history of Robot Wars.

HonoursEdit

Nominations

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