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|robot_name=Unibite
 
|robot_name=Unibite
|image=[[File:Unibite2.0.jpg|200px]]
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|caption=Unibite 2.0
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Unibite.png|Unibite 2.0 (S2)
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Unibite.jpg|Unibite (S1)
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|us_series=1-2
 
|us_series=1-2
 
|other_names=Unibite 2.0<br><small>(Season 2)</small>
 
|other_names=Unibite 2.0<br><small>(Season 2)</small>
 
|team=Team Duct Tape
 
|team=Team Duct Tape
 
|team_members=Jerome Miles<br/>Jonathon Babb<br><small>(Season 1)</small><br/>Julie Miles<br/><small>(Season 1)</small><br/>Chris Williamson<br><small>(Season 2)</small><br/>Eric Sporer<br><small>(Season 2)</small>
 
|team_members=Jerome Miles<br/>Jonathon Babb<br><small>(Season 1)</small><br/>Julie Miles<br/><small>(Season 1)</small><br/>Chris Williamson<br><small>(Season 2)</small><br/>Eric Sporer<br><small>(Season 2)</small>
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|from=East Provo, Utah
 
|other_entries=[[Hyperactive]]<br><small>(Season 2)</small>
 
|other_entries=[[Hyperactive]]<br><small>(Season 2)</small>
 
|weight=211lbs
 
|weight=211lbs
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|power=2 x electric motors
 
|power=2 x electric motors
|weapons=Spinning Disc and Rear Flipper
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|weapons=Spinning Disc & Flipper Arm
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}}{{Quote|With a 29" disc and a lifter tail, one bite out of either weapon and the other robot will be dead! |Jerome Miles}}
'''Unibite''' was a robot from Utah that fought in both Seasons of ''[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors]].'' It was a wide, low, invertible machine with a front mounted spinning disc, but in Season 2, a small flipper was added to the rear and the robot was known as '''Unibite 2.0'''.
 
   
It did not enjoy a significant degree of success, losing in the first round of the Season 1 US Championship, the second round of the same season's Annihilator special, and being defeated in the heat final of Season 2 by [[Conquering Clown]].
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'''Unibite''' was a robot from Utah which fought in both seasons of ''[[Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors]].'' It did not initially enjoy a significant degree of success, losing in the first round of the US Championship in Season 1 and the second round of the Annihilator during the same season. An updated version, '''Unibite 2.0''', had better fortunes in Season 2, reaching the Heat Final of the US Championship before losing to [[Conquering Clown]].
   
 
The team also competed in Season 2's special events with [[Hyperactive]], a modified version of the original Unibite.
 
The team also competed in Season 2's special events with [[Hyperactive]], a modified version of the original Unibite.
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==Design==
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[[File:Unibite_team_member.jpg|thumb|left|Jerome Miles with Unibite]]
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The original Unibite was an invertible, two-wheel drive robot with a wide, low-profile chassis. Its weapon was a front-mounted horizontal spinning disc lined with several cutting teeth, which it used to cause considerable amounts of damage to opponents. The rear of the robot also featured a sign reading 'DEAD', which was made from an old 'DEAD END' road sign.
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[[File:Unibite2.jpg|thumb|Unibite 2.0 in the arena during US Season 2]]
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In Season 2, the robot was updated to become '''Unibite 2.0''', featuring revised armor, a more conventional two-toothed horizontal flywheel and a set of rear flipping forks. The flywheel had a 29-inch diameter and could rotate at a speed of over 200mph (172mph according to [[Stefan Frank]]).
   
 
==Robot History==
 
==Robot History==
 
===Season 1===
 
===Season 1===
[[File:Unibite.jpg|thumb|left|The first Unibite]]
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In the US Championship, Unibite fought in a six-way melee against [[Bot-Ugly]], [[Sobek]], [[The Revolutionist]], [[Tricerabot]], and [[Coffin-Bot]], which had replaced [[Conquering Clown]].
In the US Championship, Unibite started by getting its weapon up to speed. It attacked the wheels of Sobek with the spinning disc prior to being hit by Coffin-Bot. Combined with pushing action from Tricerabot, the attacks were enough to rip off one of Sobek's wheels. It attacked Sobek and Tricerabot until it broke down near the flame pit, taking Unibite out of the action after a battle of aggression.
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[[File:Unibite_Coffin_Bot.jpg|thumb|left|Unibite swings into Coffin-Bot]]
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[[File:Unibite vs sobek.png|thumb|Unibite cuts into the wheels of Sobek]]
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Unibite started by getting its weapon up to speed. It attacked the wheels of Sobek with the spinning disc prior to being hit by Coffin-Bot. Combined with pushing action from Tricerabot, the attacks were enough to rip off one of Sobek's wheels. It attacked Sobek and Tricerabot until it broke down near the flame pit, taking Unibite out of the action after a battle of aggression.
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Unibite was also seen in the Annihilator, facing [[Drillzilla]], [[Conquering Clown]], [[Red Virus]], [[Skullmania]] and [[Rippa Raptor]].
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[[File:Unibite vs Skullmania.jpg|thumb|left|Unibite damages Skullmania's tire]]
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[[File:Unibite vs Rippa Raptor.jpg|thumb|Unibite ruins Rippa Raptor's wheel]]
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In Round 1, Unibite charged at the Conquering Clown and Skullmania, causing minor damage. Unibite continued attacking the other competitors by spinning in circles, and this tactic caused damage to Skullmania with a glancing blow. Skullmania's tire had burst as a result of this attack, and eventually it lost mobility, eliminating it from the competition. Despite having already qualified, Unibite then attacked Rippa Raptor, ripping apart its bicycle wheels.
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Unibite was safely through to the second round, as one of the five robots there.
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[[File:Drillzilla vs Unibite.jpg|thumb|left|Unibite becomes immobile]]
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Unibite looked aggressive once again, causing cosmetic damage to Conquering Clown and Rippa Raptor. However, when it went on the attack on Conquering Clown again, Drillzilla rammed into the back Unibite causing its [[removable link]] to fall out. The immobile Unibite was placed on the flame pit by Drillzilla, where it was counted out, although its weapon started working again. The House Robots pitted Unibite, resigning it to fifth place. The team were unable to cease Unibite's disc, which continued to spin even during the interview with [[Mick Foley]].
   
Unibite was also seen in the Annihilator. In round 1, Unibite charged at the Conquering Clown but failed to do any damage. Unibite continued attacking the other competitors by spinning in circles, and this tactic caused damage to Skullmania with a glancing blow. Skullmania had lost drive on one side before stopping completely, eliminating it from the competition. In the second round, Unibite looked aggressive once again, causing cosmetic damage to Conquering Clown and Rippa Raptor. When it went on the attack on Conquering Clown again, Drillzilla rammed Unibite causing it to break down and it was counted out.
 
 
===Season 2===
 
===Season 2===
Unibite 2.0 spent most of its opening round melee being pushed around by Texas Tornado, with both Unibite's flywheel and flipper looking ineffective. However Texas Tornado burnt out its electronics on a flame vent after lifting up Unibite. This allowed Unibite 2.0 to reach the second round where it fought Season 1 finalist Brute. Brute charged at Unibite's flipper, but neither machine was caused any distress. Unibite was pushed around by Brute, with Brute's spinning drum grinding away at the frame of Unibite. Brute continued to shove Unibite until Unibite hit the pit release button. Brute repeatedly failed to push Unibite in, before driving straight into the pit itself. This lead to another fight with Conquering Clown. Unibite and Conquering Clown attacked head-on with their spinning weapons, only causing minor damage to one another. One of Conquering Clown's wheel guards was buckled by Unibite's disc, causing the wheel to lock up.
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Unibite 2.0 competed in Heat C of Season 2, where it was drawn into a three-way melee against [[Black Widow (Extreme Warriors)|Black Widow]] and [[Texas Tornado]].
[[File:Unibitedrop.jpg|thumb|left|Unibite becomes the first victim of the Drop Zone.]]
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[[File:Unibite vs Texas Tornado.jpg|thumb|The victorious Unibite 2.0 is pushed back by a revived Texas Tornado]]
Despite having the upper hand, Unibite 2.0 was dealt a critical blow by Conquering Clown, causing it to lose mobility completely. Unibite was counted out of Season 2, before Sir Killalot bent the rear flipping weapon and dragged it to the drop zone. A washing machine fell onto Unibite 2.0.
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Unibite 2.0 spent most of the battle being pushed around by Texas Tornado, with both Unibite 2.0's flywheel and flipper looking ineffective. However, Texas Tornado became briefly immobile on top of a flame vent after lifting up Unibite. Once Texas Tornado was counted out, Unibite 2.0 qualified for second round, despite a revived Texas Tornado retaliating later into the battle.
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In the second round, Unibite 2.0 fought [[The Brute|Brute]], which had finished within the top four of the previous season.
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[[File:Brute vs Unibite.jpg|thumb|left|Brute bends the disc of Unibite 2.0]]
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[[File:Unibite vs Brute.jpg|thumb|Unibite 2.0 lures Brute onto the pit]]
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Brute charged at Unibite 2.0's flipper, but neither machine was caused any distress. Unibite 2.0 was pushed around by Brute, with Brute's spinning drum grinding away at the frame of Unibite 2.0. Brute continued to shove Unibite 2.0 until Unibite 2.0 hit the pit release button. Brute repeatedly failed to push Unibite 2.0 in, before driving straight into the pit itself.
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Unibite 2.0 advanced to the Heat Final, where it faced [[Conquering Clown|Conquering Clown 2]], which Unibite had previously faced in the Annihilator of the previous season.
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[[File:Conquoringclownunibite.jpg|thumb|left|Both blades connect]]
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[[File:Unibitedrop.jpg|thumb|Unibite becomes the first victim of the Drop Zone]]
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Unibite 2.0 and Conquering Clown 2 attacked head-on with their spinning weapons, only causing minor damage to one another. One of Conquering Clown 2's wheel guards was buckled by Unibite 2.0's disc, causing the wheel to lock up. Despite having the upper hand, Unibite 2.0 was dealt a critical blow by Conquering Clown 2, causing it to lose mobility completely. Unibite 2.0 was counted, before Sir Killalot bent the rear flipping weapon and dragged it to the Drop Zone. A washing machine fell onto Unibite 2.0, confirming its elimination from Season 2 at the Heat Final stage.
   
 
==Results==
 
==Results==
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{{Show|US Season 1}}
 
{{Show|US Season 1}}
 
{{Competition|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 1/Annihilator|Annihilator]]|Round 2}}
 
{{Competition|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 1/Annihilator|Annihilator]]|Round 2}}
{{Battle|Round 1|[[Skullmania]], [[Red Virus]], [[Drillzilla]], [[Rippa Raptor]], [[Conquering Clown]]|Qualified}}
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{{Battle|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 1/Annihilator|Round 1]]|[[Conquering Clown]], [[Drillzilla]], [[Red Virus]], [[Rippa Raptor]], [[Skullmania]]|Qualified}}
{{Battle|Round 2|[[Red Virus]], [[Drillzilla]], [[Rippa Raptor]], [[Conquering Clown]]|Eliminated}}
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{{Battle|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 1/Annihilator|Round 2]]|[[Conquering Clown]], [[Drillzilla]], [[Red Virus]], [[Rippa Raptor]]|Eliminated}}
 
{{Competition|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 1/US Championship|US Championship]]|Heats}}
 
{{Competition|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 1/US Championship|US Championship]]|Heats}}
{{Battle|Heat|[[Tricerabot]], [[Coffin-Bot]], [[Bot-Ugly]], [[The Revolutionist]], [[Sobek]]|Eliminated}}
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{{Battle|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 1/US Championship|Heat]]|[[Bot-Ugly]], [[Coffin-Bot]], [[Sobek]], [[The Revolutionist]], [[Tricerabot]]|Eliminated}}
 
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{{Results Top|Brown|Black|UNIBITE 2.0}}
 
{{Results Top|Brown|Black|UNIBITE 2.0}}
 
{{Show|US Season 2}}
 
{{Show|US Season 2}}
 
{{Competition|US Championship|Heat Final}}
 
{{Competition|US Championship|Heat Final}}
{{Battle|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 2/Heat C|Heat C]], Round 1|[[Black Widow (Extreme Warriors)|Black Widow]], [[Texas Tornado]]|Qualified}}
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{{Battle|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 2/Heat C|Heat C, Round 1]]|[[Black Widow (Extreme Warriors)|Black Widow]], [[Texas Tornado]]|Qualified}}
{{Battle|Heat C, Round 2|[[Brute]]|Won}}
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{{Battle|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 2/Heat C|Heat C, Round 2]]|[[The Brute|Brute]]|Won}}
{{Battle|Heat C, Final|[[Conquering Clown|Conquering Clown 2]]|Lost}}
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{{Battle|[[Extreme Warriors: Season 2/Heat C|Heat C, Final]]|[[Conquering Clown|Conquering Clown 2]]|Lost}}
 
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===Wins/Losses===
 
===Wins/Losses===
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<gallery type="slideshow">
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Unibite1_pits.jpg|The first Unibite in the pits
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unibite 1 arena.png|Unibite in the arena in Season 1
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Unibite2.0.jpg|Unibite 2.0
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Unibite damaged.jpg|A damaged Unibite 2.0 during Season 2
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</gallery>
 
*Wins: 3
 
*Wins: 3
 
*Losses: 3
 
*Losses: 3
   
 
==Series Record==
 
==Series Record==
*Season 1: Heats
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{{Series Record US|Unibite|'''Heat (Round 1)'''|'''Heat Final'''<br>Side events with [[Hyperactive]]}}
*Season 2: Heat Final
 
   
 
==Outside Robot Wars==
 
==Outside Robot Wars==
Team Duct Tape also competed in ''BattleBots'' with '''Knome''' at the first ever event in 1999, Series 1.0 with '''Knome II''' and Series 2.0, 3.0 and 5.0 with '''Sublime'''. None of these robots achieved much success. Today, team captain Jerome Miles still competes at Robogames with lightweight robot '''Hot Stuff''', a rebuilt Sublime and a featherweight version of the team's other entrant [[Hyperactive]]. As of 2015, he is currently working on building a new version of Unibite and renaming it HyperBite. HyperBite competed at the 2015 Robogames, losing to Touro Maximus and Raging Scotsman.
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Knome.jpg|Knome
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Knome 2.png|Knome II
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Team Duct Tape competed in ''BattleBots''. They first did this with '''[http://battlebots.wikia.com/wiki/Knome Knome]''' at the first ever live event in 1999, armed with a side-mounted axe to make the robot a thwackbot, as well as an active axe at the rear. However, it lost to [http://battlebots.wikia.com/wiki/Stinger Stinger] and [http://battlebots.wikia.com/wiki/W.L.O.W. W.L.O.W.]. The team competed in Series 1.0 with '''[http://battlebots.wikia.com/wiki/Knome_II Knome II]''', a comedic design armed with a static scoop, but it lost to the British [http://battlebots.wikia.com/wiki/Killerhurtz Killerhurtz].
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Sublime S2.jpg|Sublime in ''BattleBots'' Season 2.0
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Sublime S3.jpg|Sublime in ''BattleBots'' Season 3.0
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Sublime S5.jpg|Sublime in ''BattleBots'' Season 5.0
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Team Duct Tape then competed in three different seasons with [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Sublime '''Sublime''']. In Season 2.0, Sublime lost its only battle to [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Hammerhead Hammerhead] on a 45-0 Judges' decision. Sublime's experience on television allowed it to skip the preliminary rounds in Season 3.0, and it advanced over [https://battlebots.wikia.com/wiki/Whirl_Wep Whirl Wep X25] on a 23-22 Judges' decision, but it then lost to [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Sallad Sallad]. Sublime was much more successful in Season 5.0, defeating [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Das_Bot Das Bot], [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Wedge-O-Matic Wedge-O-Matic], [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Robo_Master Robo Master] and [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/SnowFlake SnowFlake] in sequence to reach the Round of 32, where it was defeated by [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Death_by_Monkeys Death by Monkeys].
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[[File:Hot Stuff.jpg|thumb|left|Hot Stuff]]
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Jerome Miles has competed at ''RoboGames'' with lightweight robot '''Hot Stuff''', a rebuilt Sublime. Miles also converted his [[Hyperactive]] design into a featherweight, completing two separate builds of the machine in 2014 and 2015. At ''RoboGames'' in 2015, Jerome Miles built a heavyweight named '''HyperBite''', and also created a featherweight version of Hyperactive in 2014 - for more information on both, see [[Hyperactive#Outside Robot Wars|here]].
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[[File:RedDevil_BB2016.jpg|thumb|Red Devil in the 2016 season]]
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Team Duct Tape, nowadays DT Robotics, entered the 2016 season of ''BattleBots'' with [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Red_Devil '''Red Devil''']. Red Devil defeated [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Wrecks Wrecks] in the first round, although this victory required little input from Red Devil, so it was given the third-lowest seed in the Round of 32, drawing it against the highly favoured [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Witch_Doctor Witch Doctor]. In one of the biggest upsets of the series, Red Devil used its saw to cut through the batteries of Witch Doctor and flip its opponent over, allowing it to progress to the Round of 16. At this stage, Red Devil survived a full 3-minute bout with the eventual runner-up [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Bombshell Bombshell], but did not win the resulting Judges' decision, and was eliminated at this stage.
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[[File:Red Devil.jpg|thumb|left|Red Devil in the 2018 season]]
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Red Devil returned to the 2018 season of ''BattleBots'', although Jerome Miles was absent due to filming clashes, and entrusted the robot to Ravi Baboolal, who competed in the previous season with [http://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Lycan Lycan]. In Red Devil's first battle, it fought [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Brutus Brutus], and earned a relatively easy win, after Brutus burned out its weapon motor, allowing Red Devil to saw into its opponent, which lost mobility due to its internal fire. In its second battle, it took significant damage from the vertical spinner of [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Monsoon Monsoon], losing its saw blade from the attacks, but Red Devil managed to disable Monsoon's own weapon, and attempted to control the remainder of the match. The battle resulted in a split decision from the judges, although this went in favour of Monsoon. After this narrow loss, Red Devil recovered by winning a Judges' decision against [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/SubZero SubZero], cutting into its armour and maintaining a grip during the second half of the match. In Red Devil's final battle of the season, it fought [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Valkyrie Valkyrie] using its anti-spinner scoop, but one of its track modules was ripped from the robot, causing the severed part to run wildly around the arena, while Red Devil unanimously lost the Judges' decision, leaving it with a 2-2 record. This balanced ratio was enough to place Red Devil within the six-way Last Chance Rumble, to earn the sixteenth seed in the post-season bracket, but its track was ripped away by [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Bombshell Bombshell], which proved to be critical in Bombshell's eventual win. Red Devil was eliminated here, but nevertheless, Red Devil also represented Canada in the USA vs The World special, where Red Devil lost the use of a track module after a biting attack from [https://battlebots.fandom.com/wiki/Kraken Kraken], and Red Devil lost the Judges' decision.
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[[File:Dragon King.jpg|thumb|Dragon King at ''This is Fighting Robots'']]
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Jerome Miles was absent from ''BattleBots'' in 2018 because he was instead competing in the Chinese show ''This is Fighting Robots'' with a new robot, '''[https://king-of-bots.fandom.com/wiki/Dragon_King Dragon King]'''. As a 'challenger', it joined the competition at a later stage than most competitors, and Jerome Miles decided to enter Wu Chun's team. In order to do so, Dragon King fought Wu Chun's own machine [https://king-of-bots.fandom.com/wiki/ORBY_Blade ORBY Blade] in order to earn a space on the team. However, a heavy impact from the bar spinner of ORBY Blade removed one of the track modules from Dragon King, and although Dragon King could still move around the arena, it was soon immobilised by the South Korean machine. As such, Dragon King was eliminated without entering the main competition.
   
Team Duct Tape plan on entering the 2016 series of ''BattleBots'' with an updated version of Hyperactive.
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[[File:Dragon King.png|thumb|left|Dragon King at ''King of Bots II'']]
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Dragon King also returned for ''King of Bots II'', again sacrificing a place in ''BattleBots'' to do so, once again competing as a late 'challenger' to join Tao Shen's team in the seventh episode of the season. Dragon King's first battle was against [https://king-of-bots.fandom.com/wiki/Boxing_Champion Boxing Champion], which it lost on a Judges' decision, although it survived potential elimination when [https://king-of-bots.fandom.com/wiki/Big_Carioca Big Carioca] faced the consequences on Dragon King's behalf. Dragon King was able to win its next match over [https://king-of-bots.fandom.com/wiki/Warrior Warrior], but was still eliminated at the end of the round due to its teammates losing their respective matches.
   
==External links==
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==External Links==
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/mb/theredturtlepic/robotyears/robots2001.html The team's website]
 
*[http://www.angelfire.com/mb/theredturtlepic/robotyears/robots2001.html The team's website]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/DTRobotics/ DT Robotics Facebook page]
   
 
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"With a 29" disc and a lifter tail, one bite out of either weapon and the other robot will be dead! "
— Jerome Miles

Unibite was a robot from Utah which fought in both seasons of Robot Wars: Extreme Warriors. It did not initially enjoy a significant degree of success, losing in the first round of the US Championship in Season 1 and the second round of the Annihilator during the same season. An updated version, Unibite 2.0, had better fortunes in Season 2, reaching the Heat Final of the US Championship before losing to Conquering Clown.

The team also competed in Season 2's special events with Hyperactive, a modified version of the original Unibite.

DesignEdit

Unibite team member

Jerome Miles with Unibite

The original Unibite was an invertible, two-wheel drive robot with a wide, low-profile chassis. Its weapon was a front-mounted horizontal spinning disc lined with several cutting teeth, which it used to cause considerable amounts of damage to opponents. The rear of the robot also featured a sign reading 'DEAD', which was made from an old 'DEAD END' road sign.

Unibite2

Unibite 2.0 in the arena during US Season 2

In Season 2, the robot was updated to become Unibite 2.0, featuring revised armor, a more conventional two-toothed horizontal flywheel and a set of rear flipping forks. The flywheel had a 29-inch diameter and could rotate at a speed of over 200mph (172mph according to Stefan Frank).

Robot HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

In the US Championship, Unibite fought in a six-way melee against Bot-Ugly, Sobek, The Revolutionist, Tricerabot, and Coffin-Bot, which had replaced Conquering Clown.

Unibite Coffin Bot

Unibite swings into Coffin-Bot

Unibite vs sobek

Unibite cuts into the wheels of Sobek

Unibite started by getting its weapon up to speed. It attacked the wheels of Sobek with the spinning disc prior to being hit by Coffin-Bot. Combined with pushing action from Tricerabot, the attacks were enough to rip off one of Sobek's wheels. It attacked Sobek and Tricerabot until it broke down near the flame pit, taking Unibite out of the action after a battle of aggression.

Unibite was also seen in the Annihilator, facing Drillzilla, Conquering Clown, Red Virus, Skullmania and Rippa Raptor.

Unibite vs Skullmania

Unibite damages Skullmania's tire

Unibite vs Rippa Raptor

Unibite ruins Rippa Raptor's wheel

In Round 1, Unibite charged at the Conquering Clown and Skullmania, causing minor damage. Unibite continued attacking the other competitors by spinning in circles, and this tactic caused damage to Skullmania with a glancing blow. Skullmania's tire had burst as a result of this attack, and eventually it lost mobility, eliminating it from the competition. Despite having already qualified, Unibite then attacked Rippa Raptor, ripping apart its bicycle wheels.

Unibite was safely through to the second round, as one of the five robots there.

Drillzilla vs Unibite

Unibite becomes immobile

Unibite looked aggressive once again, causing cosmetic damage to Conquering Clown and Rippa Raptor. However, when it went on the attack on Conquering Clown again, Drillzilla rammed into the back Unibite causing its removable link to fall out. The immobile Unibite was placed on the flame pit by Drillzilla, where it was counted out, although its weapon started working again. The House Robots pitted Unibite, resigning it to fifth place. The team were unable to cease Unibite's disc, which continued to spin even during the interview with Mick Foley.

Season 2Edit

Unibite 2.0 competed in Heat C of Season 2, where it was drawn into a three-way melee against Black Widow and Texas Tornado.

Unibite vs Texas Tornado

The victorious Unibite 2.0 is pushed back by a revived Texas Tornado

Unibite 2.0 spent most of the battle being pushed around by Texas Tornado, with both Unibite 2.0's flywheel and flipper looking ineffective. However, Texas Tornado became briefly immobile on top of a flame vent after lifting up Unibite. Once Texas Tornado was counted out, Unibite 2.0 qualified for second round, despite a revived Texas Tornado retaliating later into the battle.

In the second round, Unibite 2.0 fought Brute, which had finished within the top four of the previous season.

Brute vs Unibite

Brute bends the disc of Unibite 2.0

Unibite vs Brute

Unibite 2.0 lures Brute onto the pit

Brute charged at Unibite 2.0's flipper, but neither machine was caused any distress. Unibite 2.0 was pushed around by Brute, with Brute's spinning drum grinding away at the frame of Unibite 2.0. Brute continued to shove Unibite 2.0 until Unibite 2.0 hit the pit release button. Brute repeatedly failed to push Unibite 2.0 in, before driving straight into the pit itself.

Unibite 2.0 advanced to the Heat Final, where it faced Conquering Clown 2, which Unibite had previously faced in the Annihilator of the previous season.

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Both blades connect

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Unibite becomes the first victim of the Drop Zone

Unibite 2.0 and Conquering Clown 2 attacked head-on with their spinning weapons, only causing minor damage to one another. One of Conquering Clown 2's wheel guards was buckled by Unibite 2.0's disc, causing the wheel to lock up. Despite having the upper hand, Unibite 2.0 was dealt a critical blow by Conquering Clown 2, causing it to lose mobility completely. Unibite 2.0 was counted, before Sir Killalot bent the rear flipping weapon and dragged it to the Drop Zone. A washing machine fell onto Unibite 2.0, confirming its elimination from Season 2 at the Heat Final stage.

ResultsEdit

UNIBITE - RESULTS
US Season 1
Annihilator
Round 2
Round 1 vs. Conquering Clown, Drillzilla, Red Virus, Rippa Raptor, Skullmania Qualified
Round 2 vs. Conquering Clown, Drillzilla, Red Virus, Rippa Raptor Eliminated
US Championship
Heats
Heat vs. Bot-Ugly, Coffin-Bot, Sobek, The Revolutionist, Tricerabot Eliminated
UNIBITE 2.0 - RESULTS
US Season 2
US Championship
Heat Final
Heat C, Round 1 vs. Black Widow, Texas Tornado Qualified
Heat C, Round 2 vs. Brute Won
Heat C, Final vs. Conquering Clown 2 Lost

Wins/LossesEdit

  • The first Unibite in the pits
  • Unibite in the arena in Season 1
  • Unibite 2.0
  • A damaged Unibite 2.0 during Season 2
  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 3

Series RecordEdit

US Series Unibite Series Record
Season 1 Heat (Round 1)
Season 2 Heat Final
Side events with Hyperactive
Nickelodeon Did not enter

Outside Robot WarsEdit

  • Knome
  • Knome II

Team Duct Tape competed in BattleBots. They first did this with Knome at the first ever live event in 1999, armed with a side-mounted axe to make the robot a thwackbot, as well as an active axe at the rear. However, it lost to Stinger and W.L.O.W.. The team competed in Series 1.0 with Knome II, a comedic design armed with a static scoop, but it lost to the British Killerhurtz.

  • Sublime in BattleBots Season 2.0
  • Sublime in BattleBots Season 3.0
  • Sublime in BattleBots Season 5.0

Team Duct Tape then competed in three different seasons with Sublime. In Season 2.0, Sublime lost its only battle to Hammerhead on a 45-0 Judges' decision. Sublime's experience on television allowed it to skip the preliminary rounds in Season 3.0, and it advanced over Whirl Wep X25 on a 23-22 Judges' decision, but it then lost to Sallad. Sublime was much more successful in Season 5.0, defeating Das Bot, Wedge-O-Matic, Robo Master and SnowFlake in sequence to reach the Round of 32, where it was defeated by Death by Monkeys.

Hot Stuff

Hot Stuff

Jerome Miles has competed at RoboGames with lightweight robot Hot Stuff, a rebuilt Sublime. Miles also converted his Hyperactive design into a featherweight, completing two separate builds of the machine in 2014 and 2015. At RoboGames in 2015, Jerome Miles built a heavyweight named HyperBite, and also created a featherweight version of Hyperactive in 2014 - for more information on both, see here.

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Red Devil in the 2016 season

Team Duct Tape, nowadays DT Robotics, entered the 2016 season of BattleBots with Red Devil. Red Devil defeated Wrecks in the first round, although this victory required little input from Red Devil, so it was given the third-lowest seed in the Round of 32, drawing it against the highly favoured Witch Doctor. In one of the biggest upsets of the series, Red Devil used its saw to cut through the batteries of Witch Doctor and flip its opponent over, allowing it to progress to the Round of 16. At this stage, Red Devil survived a full 3-minute bout with the eventual runner-up Bombshell, but did not win the resulting Judges' decision, and was eliminated at this stage.

Red Devil

Red Devil in the 2018 season

Red Devil returned to the 2018 season of BattleBots, although Jerome Miles was absent due to filming clashes, and entrusted the robot to Ravi Baboolal, who competed in the previous season with Lycan. In Red Devil's first battle, it fought Brutus, and earned a relatively easy win, after Brutus burned out its weapon motor, allowing Red Devil to saw into its opponent, which lost mobility due to its internal fire. In its second battle, it took significant damage from the vertical spinner of Monsoon, losing its saw blade from the attacks, but Red Devil managed to disable Monsoon's own weapon, and attempted to control the remainder of the match. The battle resulted in a split decision from the judges, although this went in favour of Monsoon. After this narrow loss, Red Devil recovered by winning a Judges' decision against SubZero, cutting into its armour and maintaining a grip during the second half of the match. In Red Devil's final battle of the season, it fought Valkyrie using its anti-spinner scoop, but one of its track modules was ripped from the robot, causing the severed part to run wildly around the arena, while Red Devil unanimously lost the Judges' decision, leaving it with a 2-2 record. This balanced ratio was enough to place Red Devil within the six-way Last Chance Rumble, to earn the sixteenth seed in the post-season bracket, but its track was ripped away by Bombshell, which proved to be critical in Bombshell's eventual win. Red Devil was eliminated here, but nevertheless, Red Devil also represented Canada in the USA vs The World special, where Red Devil lost the use of a track module after a biting attack from Kraken, and Red Devil lost the Judges' decision.

Dragon King

Dragon King at This is Fighting Robots

Jerome Miles was absent from BattleBots in 2018 because he was instead competing in the Chinese show This is Fighting Robots with a new robot, Dragon King. As a 'challenger', it joined the competition at a later stage than most competitors, and Jerome Miles decided to enter Wu Chun's team. In order to do so, Dragon King fought Wu Chun's own machine ORBY Blade in order to earn a space on the team. However, a heavy impact from the bar spinner of ORBY Blade removed one of the track modules from Dragon King, and although Dragon King could still move around the arena, it was soon immobilised by the South Korean machine. As such, Dragon King was eliminated without entering the main competition.

Dragon King

Dragon King at King of Bots II

Dragon King also returned for King of Bots II, again sacrificing a place in BattleBots to do so, once again competing as a late 'challenger' to join Tao Shen's team in the seventh episode of the season. Dragon King's first battle was against Boxing Champion, which it lost on a Judges' decision, although it survived potential elimination when Big Carioca faced the consequences on Dragon King's behalf. Dragon King was able to win its next match over Warrior, but was still eliminated at the end of the round due to its teammates losing their respective matches.

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