Liverdyne Robotics was a team that entered several series of Robot Wars.

The TeamEdit

Team Liverdyne Robotics

The various team members

The team's captain and most consistently recurring figure was Nigel Kerr. He was joined by a variety of team members throughout his four appearances on Robot Wars.

They entered a Middleweight robot called Hard Cheese, as well as a Heavyweight called V.I.P.E.R. 01. Unlike most teams that entered robots across various weight categories, however, it was Hard Cheese that fought in more wars, with V.I.P.E.R. 01 making only one televised appearance in Series 5, in which it was beaten in the first round. Hard Cheese won the Middleweight Championship in Series 2.


The team in Series 3

V.I.P.E.R. 01 had previously failed to qualify for the Fourth Wars, having withdrawn due to technical issues and Hard Cheese was used to fight the two qualifier fights in its place. Hard Cheese won one of the qualifier battles, against More Panda Monium, however it lost the other qualifier fight against Ming 2 and thus failed to qualify.

Hard Cheese was middleweight champion in Series 2, but the title was uncontested in Series 3 and lost it at Extreme Series 1.

When fighting with Hard Cheese, the team wore T-Shirts that looked like Swiss cheese, and when they entered V.I.P.E.R. 01, they wore Bulgarian Military uniform-based outfits.

From 1999 onward, team member Andrew Norton was to be found behind the scenes more than in front of it, mostly as a safety/tech inspector. He helped run over 70 independent live bot events around the UK from 99-03, as well as the US show BattleBots (where he was on-hand to assist overseas bots, as well as duties such as safety/tech inspection) for 4 of the 7 events.


  • Hard Cheese (Series 2)
  • Hard Cheese (Series 3)
  • Hard Cheese (Extreme 1)
  • V.I.P.E.R. 01 (Series 5)
  • Verminator, the mascot always aboard Hard Cheese
  • V.I.P.E.R. 01 and Hard Cheese on display at Burton in 2002
Name Weight Class Series
Hard Cheese Middleweight Series 2-3, Extreme 1
V.I.P.E.R. 01 Heavyweight Series 5


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 3

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Liverdyne Robotics Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Middleweight Champion with Hard Cheese
The Third Wars Middleweight Melee with Hard Cheese
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify with V.I.P.E.R. 01
Failed to qualify with Hard Cheese
The Fifth Wars Heat, Round 1 with V.I.P.E.R. 01
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
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Middleweight Championship with Hard Cheese
Series 2 Did not enter


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