Tango was a heavyweight robot developed by Team Panoramic, which was intended to enter Series 9 of Robot Wars. However, its application to compete in the series was declined, as there was no evidence to suggest the robot would be completed in time.

On April 29th 2017, Team Panoramic confirmed they did not enter Tango for Series 10 due to the limited timeframe of the application process.

Design[edit | edit source]

Tango at the time of the Series 9 applications

Tango is a four-wheel drive, wedged box-shaped robot, with four motors powering each wheel. Its weapon was planned to be an electric lifting arm.

Series Record[edit | edit source]

Series Tango Series Record
Series 1-7 Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Not selected
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]

In Spring 2018, following the BBC's cancellation of the Robot Wars reboot, Team Panoramic announced that Tango would be converted into into a pushing robot for live events.[1] Tango would make its robot combat debut in April at the Extreme Robots event in Manchester, and would subsequently reappear at the Robots Live! event in Burgess Hill later the same month. The robot's most recent appearance came in September 2019, where it attended the Robots Live! Stevenage event and the concurrently-held FRA UK Championship. Although eliminated in the first round of the main competition, Tango performed strongly in at least one whiteboard battle, surviving to a judges' decision alongside eventual winner Gabriel.

Prior to Tango's debut, Team Panoramic also built and competed at live events with a variety of robots in the featherweight, antweight and fleaweight categories. These have included AtmosFear, a four-wheeled featherweight rammer, Why Do I Hurt All Over?!?!, an antweight vertical spinner, and uh, a sit-and-spin fleaweight inspired by Nuts.

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