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.
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.
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. 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".
Kruel Intent attended Series 6 qualifiers, however it is unknown who they fought.
- "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||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
- "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
- Team Geeza's links page, including a link to Kruel Intent's website
- Confirmation of Kruel Intent's attendance at Gloucester Heritage Meet