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For the Swedish competitor, see Rawbot.
"Will they be Larry the lamb, or a wolf in sheep's clothing?"
Julia Reed before Rambot's first round fight

Rambot was a heavyweight robot which competed exclusively in Series 4 of Robot Wars. Rambot showed plenty of aggression in its heat eliminator, but the judges did not believe the aggression was well controlled, and it was therefore eliminated against Behemoth and Arnold, Arnold Terminegger.

In Series 6, the team returned to Robot Wars with Double Trouble, which reached the second round.

DesignEdit

"Two steel spikes at the front and back act as lifting devices here, the outer shell is aluminium, the inner titanium for extra protection, and at speeds of 20mph as we've heard, this can really ram and slam!"
Jonathan Pearce
Rambot with lifter

Rambot extends its lifter

Rambot

Rambot in Series 4

Rambot was a long, back robot, wedge-shaped in design, with a very low total height. It had a small lifting plate with spikes as its weapon, and was invertible. Rambot was armoured in aluminium and padded in titanium plates, but was partially stuck together with glue. It had a lot of speed at 20mph, due to its modified Bosch engines, which combined with its low wedge shape well, although this made Rambot hard to control. The robot took seven months to build. It also featured a picture of a sheep's head on it.

"Inside we've got the biggest batteries we could get our hands on, and the biggest motors in the business, so we know we're going to do some damage with this robot!"
— David Johnson

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 4Edit

In the first round of the Fourth Wars, Rambot was placed up against Arnold, Arnold Terminegger and the number six seeds Behemoth.

S4HeatN1.1

Behemoth is lifted by Arnold, Arnold Terminegger who Rambot briefly slides underneath

Rambot vs sgt bash

Rambot slides underneath Sgt Bash

Behemoth vs rambot

Behemoth lifts Rambot

S4HeatN1.2

Rambot drives underneath Arnold, Arnold Terminegger

Rambot remained outside the opening conflict, only landing a minor attack on Arnold, Arnold Terminegger. It rammed its opponents, righting Arnold when it was immobile. Rambot crashed around the sidewalls during its attacks, slipping effortlessly beneath Sergeant Bash at one point as he shot fire from his flamethrower. Later, Rambot ran onto the scoop of Behemoth and was flipped twice in quick succession. It showed poor control as it attempted to strike its opponents, slamming itself into the arena side walls repeatedly. Behemoth then got one last flip on Rambot as cease was called for the battle to go to a judges' decision.

Rambot vs arnold

Rambot charges into Arnold, Arnold Terminegger

Rambot vs Behemoth

Rambot's spikes puncture Behemoth

Arnold vs rambot

Rambot wedges itself under the arena side wall after attacking Arnold, Arnold Terminegger

"Behemoth on the attack. Will that count in its favour? As the judges will decide a very, very close battle, this one. One of the closest we've ever had, I think."
— Jonathan Pearce

In what proved to be a very close decision, the judges put Behemoth and Arnold, Arnold Terminegger through, eliminating Rambot from the competition.

"Power is nothing without control."
— Julia Reed on Rambot's loss

ResultsEdit

RAMBOT - RESULTS
Series 4
The Fourth Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat N, Eliminator vs. Behemoth (6), Arnold, Arnold Terminegger Eliminated


Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

TeamChallenge4

Team Challenge with Rambot

Series Rambot Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Heat, Round 1
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Entered with Double Trouble
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Vemon vs rawbot

Rambot is flipped by VenoM

Rambot vs Humphrey

Rambot becomes stuck under the arena wall

Rambot made a one-off competitive appearance at the Debenham Robot Rumble 2000, where it lost to VenoM after being flipped at least once. Rambot's second battle was against Humphrey, but Rambot lost after becoming stuck under the arena wall. This eliminated Rambot from the competition.

TriviaEdit

  • Although Rambot was named after rams, the male sheep, rambots would later become a term popularised by Team Tornado, referring to any robot which uses a wedge or brute force as its primary weapon.
  • During Double Trouble's appearance in Series 6, Rambot's appearance in Series 4 was not mentioned at all.
  • Like Double Trouble, Rambot's loss involved a former or future semi-finalist.
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