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"Their robot Mastiff is the first fighting robot ever to have been built in Italy"
Julia Reed introduces the Mastiff team and their robot

Mastiff was a robot from Italy which exclusively entered the Second World Championship, broadcast as part of the first series of Robot Wars Extreme and Season 1 of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. It lost in the first round after being flipped by Chaos 2 and pushed into the pit by Manta.


Mastiff without its spikes

Mastiff was a steep grey basic wedge shaped robot armed with a flipping arm and two side spikes to prevent it from being stranded on its side when flipped. On its wedge, it featured the image of an angry dog's face, like that of Bulldog Breed, while the robot also had the capability of running on its back if it was flipped in that position. Despite being listed as having no self-righting mechanism, the flipping arm was capable of successfully self-righting Mastiff at least once, although Mastiff had a high ground clearance that was easily exploitable.


The name Mastiff is derived from the mastiff breed of dog.

Robot History[]

Extreme 1/US Season 1[]

Mastiff faced UK Champions Chaos 2, US robot Manta and German robot Ansgar in the first round of the Second World Championship, broadcast during Series 1 of Robot Wars Extreme, and Season 1 of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors, with this individual battle also airing during Heat A of German Robot Wars.

"A ground clearance of a centimetre, may not sound much but Chaos and Manta will exploit it. The bull Mastiff may turn into a whimpering puppy."
Jonathan Pearce, doubting Mastiff

Mastiff is flipped by Chaos 2

Mastiff is pitted by Manta

It was immediately targeted by Chaos 2, being flipped over before self-righting. Chaos 2 proceeded to flip Mastiff a few more times, before causing the Italian machine to become immobilised. The pit release was activated and Chaos 2 pushed Mastiff near the edge, flipping it onto its back once again. However, Chaos 2 tried to flip Mastiff into the pit, but only flipped it away and drove itself down instead. Mastiff was then swiftly pitted by Manta, eliminating them from the World Championship.


Extreme Series 1/US Season 1
The Second World Championship
Representing Italy, Eliminated in Heats
NOTE: Mastiff's opening battle was also broadcast during German Robot Wars
Round 1 vs. Ansgar (GER), Chaos 2 (UK), Manta (USA) Eliminated


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record[]

Main Series Mastiff 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 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 The Second World Championship, Round 1
Series 2 Did not enter


  • Despite weighing a relatively light 85kg, Mastiff was still the heaviest robot in its only battle, being 1kg heavier than Manta, 2kg heavier than Chaos 2 and 11kg heavier than Ansgar.
  • The team could not speak English, thus pre- and post-battle interviews were nigh on impossible for Craig Charles and Julia Reed.
  • Mastiff is one of only two robots to come from Italy, the other being Zeus.
    • Both robots lost their only battles.
    • Both robots fought a German representative in their only battles.