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Kruel Intent was a heavyweight robot that failed to qualify for Series 6 of Robot Wars. It is currently unknown whether the team intended to apply for Series 7, or the second series of Robot Wars: Extreme.


A top-down view of Kruel Intent's design

A mock-up chassis for Kruel Intent, with one of their go-kart tyres for scale

A closer shot of how the robot's tyres would fit on their hubs

Kruel Intent was a wedge-shaped robot with angled sides designed and built by four work colleagues, who called themselves Team K. Their machine was described by Team Geeza as a hybrid of Hypno-Disc and Cassius at a live event between filming for series of Robot Wars.[1]

The robot was powered by two Bosch motors driving a pair of sturdy go-kart wheels. Its rear-mounted spinning disc was made from steel, weighing 19kg and measuring 430mm in diameter, according to Team K[2]. Kruel Intent also featured a front-hinged pneumatic ram which would double up as a self-righting mechanism, inspiration also taken from Rex Garrod's machine.

"The spinning disk kinetic weapon has been proven to be the most destructive force in RW history and we want a piece of that action!! We had to incorporate a srimech into the robot and, I have seen all 4 wars, and I have not seen a better one than Cassius'. We'll 'ave some of that as well!!"
— The team explain the reasoning behind their choice of weaponry


Cruel or malicious intent is a common way to describe a purposeful attempt to cause harm through means of action, something which suits the idea of a fighting robot well. The deliberate misspelling of the word "cruel" comes from the fact that the team all worked for a company where the trademark was the letter "K".[3]


Kruel Intent attended Series 6 qualifiers, however it is unknown who they fought.[4]

"All that remains is for me to say we will be attempting to qualify on Friday the 5th of July....WISH US LUCK!!!"
— Team K outline their intentions to attend Series 6 qualifiers on their most recent build diary

Series Record[]

Series Kruel Intent 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 Failed to qualify
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot Wars[]

On the weekend of 18th and 19th August 2001, Kruel Intent attended a Gloucester based event hosted by Alan Gribble.[5] Due to the unfinished state of the robot at the time, it did not compete.

"Looking forward to the rumble next week..... Needless to say, we wont be fighting!"
— The team show off their newly-welded frame prior to the Gloucester event