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Generation X was a competitor robot which attempted to enter Series 4 of Robot Wars, but failed to qualify.

Design[]

"Their robot was fabricated from quite thick aluminium all welded, and polished to give a shiny finish. Very well made with a petrol powered cutter on the front.[1]"
— Team lobster

Generation X was an invertible robot with "shiny" thick aluminium for armour. The robot had a petrol powered cutting disc.

Etymology[]

Generation X refers to the "Baby Boom" generation of the 1960s-1980s.

Qualification[]

Generation X faced Thermidor 2 in its known qualifier bout for Series 4. Thermidor 2 managed to slip under Generation X and flip it, where according to reports it was thrown three feet into the air. Generation X landed only to be flipped multiple times over before becoming immobilised.

"The robots were driven out in the arena and we took our place in the box. The crowd seemed quite excited. The introductions were made and after the countdown we charged at their robot. Our flipper went right under the body - Fire 1! The flipper launched Generation X three feet into the air (so reports told us later). As soon as they landed - Fire 2. We flipped them again, and after a few more goes they looked pretty dead. After a victory dance we were declared the winner. Ian returned to drive the robot home whilst Eli and I had to talk to the presenter bloke.[2]"
— Team Lobster on their battle

After the fight, a disappointed Generation X team found out that the battery for the robot had come loose and snapped one of the servos for the drive, which caused the immobilisation.

"Back in the pits we talked to the guys from Generation X who were disappointed that they had not done better. Whilst their robot could run upside down, the battery had broken free and snapped the head of one of the servos, leaving them without drive. Bad luck!"
— Team Lobster on the aftermath of the fight

Series Record[]

Series Generation X Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify
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

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