IDO (Identified Destroying Object) was a Dutch robot that competed in Series 2 of Dutch Robot Wars. It lost to Hammerhead 2 in its only battle.



IDO in the arena

IDO was an invertible, octagon-shaped robot painted green and armed with several spikes on the front and on two 'arm'-like sections on either side. It also featured a double-sided stationary pickaxe at the back which was intended to cause damage when the robot spun, while the spikes were designed to impale other robots as IDO pushed them around.

The TeamEdit


Team M.I.E.T.E.R.S.

Team M.I.E.T.E.R.S. was one of the few all-female teams to compete in Robot Wars, with their name being an acronym for "Meesteressen In Ellende, Terrosisatie En Robots Slopen", Dutch for 'Mistresses At Distress Terrorisation And Destructing Robots'. Indeed, the team listed their strength as 'Girl power', and painted a 'no men allowed' symbol on IDO's top panel. The team itself consisted of captain Carlijn Meyboom, and teammates Lisette Kloos and Joke Verheijen.

Carlijn Meyboom, nowadays Caroline van der Meer, later entered Series 9 with TMHWK.


IDO qualified directly for Dutch Series 2 due to the low number of entrants. Team M.I.E.T.E.R.S. started a rebuild of IDO, intending to enter Robot Wars: The Seventh Wars, but the project was not completed, and the team disbanded shortly afterwards[1].

Robot HistoryEdit

Dutch Series 2Edit

IDO competed in Heat C, where it was drawn against the flipper of Hammerhead 2.

Hammerhead 2 IDO

IDO clips Hammerhead 2 as it tries a sit-and-spin tactic

Hammerhead 2 vs IDO

IDO disappears in a puff of smoke

In the battle, IDO spun wildly at the start, trying to clip Hammerhead 2 with its spikes. Hammerhead 2 then flipped IDO and backed away, before IDO drove away and was slammed close to the wall by Hammerhead 2. IDO smacked the pit release button, then got caught in one of Hammerhead 2's side hammers and spun into the pit while trying to free itself from Hammerhead 2. This eliminated IDO from Dutch Series 2.


Series 2
Dutch Championship
Heats, Round 1
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Hammerhead 2 Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Dutch SeriesEdit

Dutch Series IDO Series Record
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Heat, Round 1

UK SeriesEdit

Series IDO 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 Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Entered with TMHWK
Series 10 Did not enter

NOTE: TMHWK also competed in Series 10 as part of the World Series, but Carlijn Meyboom was absent due to pregnancy.


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