Photon was a planned competitor robot designed with the intention of entering Series 10 of Robot Wars. Due to how little information exists on the robot, it is not certain whether Photon ever entered the build stage, or indeed if it was a heavyweight or featherweight robot, but regardless it did not appear on the show.
Photon was to be a two-wheel driven robot with the extra ability to run inverted and also be able to self-right, thanks to its rear-hinged flipper. The lip of the weapon extends beyond the front of Photon, which featured sloped wedges to guide opponents onto its flipper.
The robot also has a more traditional wedge shape at the rear, though as it is not clear where exactly the flipper is hinged, it is unknown if it could have doubled up as a front-hinged flipper if opponents rode up its back.
In physics, photons are tiny bundles of energy which move at the speed of light at a rate which varies depending on intensity.
The team confirmed they had submitted an application for Series 10 in March 2017 through their Twitter account.
It is unknown how far through the application process Team Photon got, but the robot ultimately never appeared on the show, and there have been no further updates since their application was sent.
|Series||Photon 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||Not selected|