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Cassius was a competitor robot which competed in the second and third series of Robot Wars. Named after the late legendary boxer Cassius Clay (later known as Muhammad Ali), it was a wedge-shaped robot from Stowmarket in Suffolk. Cassius reached the Grand Final in Series 2, where it placed second overall after being pitted by Panic Attack in the final battle, a major upset in the eyes of many.
Cassius was the first robot to successfully utilise a self-righting mechanism, or srimech, in Robot Wars. When Sir Killalot flipped it over during the Pinball trial, Cassius used its flipping arm to throw itself back over onto its wheels, allowing it to score some more points. Cassius repeated this during its Grand Final battle against Roadblock. This was the first time a self-righting mechanism was used to allow a machine to continue, and ultimately win, a battle. After this, the srimech became something of an essential in Robot Wars and other robot combat competitions in the UK.
After its successful run in Series 2, the team built a second, separate robot called Cassius 2, which had a similar design to its predecessor, but with translucent armour, made primarily of polycarbonate and honeycombed aluminium. The new model also featured a wider and more powerful flipper.
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All these facts are about second place finishers, like Cassius, in National Championships.
Robot Wars Wiki sends its thoughts to the family of Rex Garrod, who unfortunately passed away in April 2019.
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