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This article is about the team. For other uses, see Mammoth (disambiguation).

Team Mammoth were a duo that competed in various series of Robot Wars with various renditions of their robot Mammoth, without ever entering the main competition.

The Team[]

Ian Burrell in Extreme 2

Team Mammoth, consisting of brothers Ian and Stuart Burrell, were the brains behind one of the few original walkerbots in Robot Wars, Mammoth, as well as a pioneer of walkerbots in general. The team built a new version of Mammoth for all of their four appearances on the show, across three different weight classes.

Although producing more than any other walking roboteers, the Mammoth team were not the most successful, failing to win a battle with any of their four different Mammoth machines.

The later Team Mammoth robots were notoriously robust, the featherweight in Series 7 survived a washing machine being dropped on it from a great height and being pushed into the pit, without loss of power or drive to its legs. However the team never managed to produce a walker that had the brute power or traction to rival its wheeled or tracked opponents.

"We did look into it but we could never get the weight class rules in our favour... we were always in the same weight group not one above (paper work issues)... the only time you see us on form was the Featherweight battle."
— Stuart Burrell, when asked if the team intended to build a heavyweight robot


Name Weight Class Series
Mammoth Middleweight/Heavyweight Series 3
Mammoth Lightweight Extreme 1-2
Mammoth Featherweight Series 7


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 3
  • Draws: 1

Series Record[]

Main Series Team Mammoth Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Walker Battles with Mammoth
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Featherweight Championship, Round 1 with Mammoth
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Middleweight Championship with Mammoth
Series 2 Middleweight Championship, Round 1 with Mammoth

Outside Robot Wars[]

Mammoth at Techno Games

The Mammoth team also produced a triathlete for the 2002 series of BBC Techno Games, which earned them a silver medal. The triathlete competed in the Swimming, Sprint and Cycling events and was based on the lightweight Mammoth chassis. It fell in its swimming heat to Hippocrit and Pete the Penguin, fail to get started in the Cycling but won its heat in the Lightweight Sprint.

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