"4-wheel driven machine, a double acting morning star axe, they tell me, a flipper, but very slow at 7mph and light, too, at just 88kgs."
Jonathan Pearce

Guzunderbot was a robot built by the "Family at War" and competed in Series 5 of Robot Wars. It lost in its only battle against veterans General Carnage 2 after being flipped out of the arena.

Design[edit | edit source]

A close-up of the front of Guzunderbot

Guzunderbot was a double wedge shaped, four-wheel driven robot armed with a small flipping arm and a morning star shaped axe. However, it was slow at 7mph and lightweight at 88kg.

The mascot on top of Guzunderbot was a green 'Boglin', a toy line that ran from the 80s to the early 2000's.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Guzunder" is British slang for "chamber pot", although it was named as its wedge shape means it 'guzunder' (goes under) other robots.

The Team[edit | edit source]

The Family at War team

Guzunderbot was built by the Family at War team, from Stirchley in Birmingham. Team captain Peter Ellis was the driver of the robot, and a train driver by profession, which Jonathan Pearce repeatedly referenced in Guzunderbot's only battle. Peter's wife and son Claire and Steven completed the team.

Robot History[edit | edit source]

Series 5[edit | edit source]

In the first round of Heat C in the Fifth Wars, Guzunderbot faced General Carnage 2.

Guzunderbot is flipped over by General Carnage 2

The battle was over very quickly in the televised edit, as both robots dodged each other for a few moments, but then General Carnage 2 flipped Guzunderbot. The flip did not topple Guzunderbot, but the second flip rolled it over and onto its back. Guzunderbot attempted to self-right, but couldn't move more than a few centimetres.

General Carnage 2 flips Guzunderbot out of the arena

"Peter Ellis, a train driver by profession, needs to get Guzunderbot back on the rails... No chance! You're over and out Mr. Ellis! The signal, green for go for General Carnage!"
Jonathan Pearce

As Refbot moved forward, General Carnage 2 finished it off, flipping it out of the arena, and eliminating Guzunderbot in the first round of the competition.

Results[edit | edit source]

Series 5
The Fifth Wars - UK Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat C, Eliminator vs. General Carnage 2 Lost

Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record[edit | edit source]

Side view of Guzunderbot

Series Guzunderbot 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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Guzunderbot was the only newcomer in Heat C of Series 5, and the only robot in that heat not to appear in any other series.
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