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Tiny was a heavyweight robot built to compete in Robot Wars: The Fourth Wars, built by Francis Smith. It ultimately did not appear on television, with the team making their debut in Series 7 with Ceros.


"This is Tiny, my attempt at a vertical spinner. This was my first solo project and proved quite a handful, unfortunately this is the only picture I have of her not fully built and yes before you ask that's not the real blade. This was very early on in the build process."
— Francis Smith describes the pictured version of Tiny[1]

Tiny with a mockup spinner

Tiny was an invertible robot armed with a large vertical spinner, one of the pioneering vertical flywheels in the United Kingdom after Daisy Chopper. This gave Tiny good damage output and reach, although its two large tyres and shallow framework were exposed to attack.

The Team[]

Tiny was built by Francis Smith, who had previously withdrawn from the Third Wars with his first robot Typhoon. After Tiny did not appear in the Fourth Wars, the team would later compete in Series 7 with Ceros.


Tiny competed at the touring qualifier battles for Series 4, where it fought future Fifth Wars competitor Rohog in its only known battle. The outcome of the battle is unknown, but neither robot qualified for the series.

Series Record[]

Series Tiny Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Withdrew with Typhoon
The Fourth Wars Failed to qualify
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Entered with Ceros
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

NOTE: Typhoon also attempted to qualify for Series 4 without Francis Smith as a team member


  • In their listings for Series 4 applicants, the Tectonic Robot Wars website erroneously listed Tiny as Daisy Chopper 2, owing to its similar likeness to Team TFOSICA's unrelated Series 3 entry. This was further substantiated by a photo available on the site which showed both machines standing together in a car park, with Tiny wielding its early mock-up blade, though ultimately this connection was later disproven by Francis Smith's involvement in Tiny's construction.[2]

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