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"Because of the weight limit, we're allowed 200 kilos, so obviously it's a big advantage … it means we can have bigger weapons."
— Andrew Lovelace

RT 81 was a walkerbot which fought in the New Blood Championship, broadcast as part of the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. In its only appearance, it lost in the first round to Chip and Edge Hog.


"190 kilos, the centre stand turns 360 degrees, the separate top turret also turns. It has an electric hammer, is protected by a lorry rear tyre for protection, but slow."
Jonathan Pearce describes RT 81

RT81 in the arena

RT 81 was a circular shaped walkerbot, with a chassis made out of a lorry road tyre and armed with a large electric-driven hammer mounted on a 360-degree turret. The robot also featured side skirts around the base of the tyre, but was extremely sluggish with a top speed of only 2mph. RT 81 was painted yellow and black in its New Blood appearance.


The name derives from team captain Andrew Lovelace's involvement with the Round Table, hence RT 81. The yellow and black segmented design used in New Blood reflects the logo and colour scheme of the Round Table club.

The robot's statistics table specifically styled the name as RT 81. The robot was originally known as RT 80 when it attempted to enter Series 6, though it is unknown what the numbers 80 and 81 refer to.


RT80, which failed to qualify for Series 6

RT 81 originally attempted to qualify for Series 6 using a white colour scheme, known at the time as RT 80. However, it did not win its qualifier battle, and instead earned a place in the New Blood Championship through direct application.

Robot History[]

Extreme 2[]

"RT 81 can only get up to 2mph, so don't expect Grand Prix speeds."
Jonathan Pearce

RT 81 was placed in Heat B of the New Blood Championship, and was pitted against Chip and Edge Hog in its first round battle.

Edge Hog axes RT 81

RT 81's tyre is crushed by Sir Killalot

In the battle however, RT 81 moved so slowly that Mr. Psycho had to push it out into the middle of the arena, roughly where Edge Hog and Chip were currently fighting. After that, RT 81 suffered numerous axe blows from Edge Hog, and soon began smoking. Edge Hog punctured the rubber armour of RT 81 and got its axe stuck. Chip slammed RT 81 multiple times, but did not cause any visible damage. After Edge Hog eventually got loose, RT 81 was pushed against the arena side wall by Mr. Psycho. RT 81 was clearly immobilised by now, so despite Edge Hog having also lost mobility on one side, it was attacked by the claw weapons of Mr. Psycho and Sir Killalot, before being put under the Drop Zone, where a cooker landed on it. 'Cease' was eventually called, and RT 81 was eliminated from the New Blood Championship.


Extreme Series 2
New Blood Championship
Round 1
Heat B, Round 1 vs. Chip, Edge Hog Eliminated


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record[]

Main Series RT 81 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 as RT 80
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 Did not enter
Series 2 New Blood Championship, Round 1


  • RT 81 was one of the few robots in the original run of Robot Wars to exhibit visible flame from its internal components during a loss.