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Judge Mech was an invertible tracked robot which attempted to qualify for Series 3-4 of Robot Wars. It was not selected to compete in Series 3 after a disappointing run in the assault course, and failed to qualify for Series 4 after losing its qualifier battle to Arnold, Arnold Terminegger, where it was lifted several times after its weapon failed to work.[1]

Judge Mech was designed and built by Jon Witte and Pete Birch, who had previously entered Series 2 with Pain, which withdrew after breaking down twice before its Gauntlet run. After a long absence from Robot Wars, the team entered Series 6 with Spam, which reached the second round.

DesignEdit

JudgeMech

The original CAD drawing for Judge Mech

Judge Mech was a compact, blue, invertible tracked robot similar in design and appearance to Tridentate. It was originally armed with a static spike that only caused minimal damage, which was replaced with a drum for Series 4. However, the drum failed to work in its Series 4 qualifier, contributing to its loss.

Many of Judge Mech's parts, including the weapon, tracks and mechanics, were salvaged from its predecessor, Pain, which could possibly explain the robot's poor reliability in the qualifier.

Series RecordEdit

  • Judge Mech being worked on
  • Executioner and Dominator 2 attacking Judge Mech at Oundle Mill in 2001
  • Judge Mech (top) is crushed and lifted by Anthrax
Series Judge Mech Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Entered with Pain
The Third Wars Not selected
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify
The Fifth Wars Withdrew from qualifiers with Spam
The Sixth Wars Entered with Spam
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Judge Mech vs Henry RR2000

Judge Mech fights Henry 2 with its drum at the 2000 Debenham Robot Rumble

After failing to qualify for Series 4, Judge Mech appeared at the Debenham Robot Rumble 2000, where it was armed with the drum weapon at the front. However, it lost its only battle against Henry 2.

For fun, the deactivated Judge Mech was taken to a live event at Oundle Mill in 2001[2] to be destroyed, and was damaged beyond repair mostly by Anthrax, Dominator 2, The Executioner and Shredder.

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Team EyeEye Website: Robot Mayhem - The Trials
  2. Report on Oundle Mill 2001 live event from the Team Tornado website
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