- "We had a 'meeting' in the pub the day after and tried to come up with more visually interesting designs. The two best were what became Barber-ous ... The other was 'The Office Party' - a fighting photocopier! We decided to build both."
- — Simon Rafferty
The Office Party (sometimes shortened to Office Party) was a robot built for the fifth series of Robot Wars. While it did not qualify for Series 5 and thus did not appear on Robot Wars, it appeared on a Discovery Channel documentary called "Robots Revenge", along with Barber-Ous.
- "We were contacted by the Discovery Channel who were making a series called 'Robots Revenge' following the build of a number of Robots culminating in a big battle at the end. They filmed both - though they needed to be separate. So I was filmed building Barber-ous and Guy Radford with the Office Party. In the end, Barber-ous was deemed too dangerous to fight, but The Office Party won the event."
- — Simon Rafferty on Robots Revenge
Design[edit | edit source]
The Office Party was a robot built around a electric wheel chair armed with flippers, and designed to resemble a photocopier. The team's website humorously referred to the robot as a fighting photocopier, reinforcing its theme.
- "The Office Party(TOP) is a very simple design. It is based around a 24 volt electric wheel chair. By using the wheel chair frame, motor & gear box assemblies and the controller we have the basics for a robot. We will build a radio RX module that replaces the joystick and fires the weapons and the self righting mechanism (SRIMECH)."
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Series Record[edit | edit source]
|Main Series||The Office Party Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars||Failed to qualify with Rotraktor|
|The Fifth Wars||Failed to qualify|
Entered with Barber-Ous
|The Sixth Wars||Entered with Barber-Ous 2|
|The Seventh Wars||Entered with Barber-Ous 2'n a Bit|
|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||Entered with Barber-Ous 2|
Outside Robot Wars[edit | edit source]
The Office Party contested the 2001 Robots@War event where it won the Sportsmanship Award. 
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Team Iron Awe website (archived), featuring pictures of Axe Awe fighting The Office Party at Wilson's Day 2001