- "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 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.
The team also competed in Season 2's special events with Hyperactive, a modified version of the original Unibite.
The original Unibite was a wide, low, invertible two-wheel driven machine with a front mounted spinning disc, spiked around the entire surface for a cutting surface. The robot was somewhat U-shaped.
In Season 2, the robot was updated to become Unibite 2.0, now featuring a rear flipping fork, as well as a more conventional flywheel with two teeth.
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.
Unibite was also seen in the Annihilator, facing Drillzilla, Conquering Clown, Red Virus, Skullmania and Rippa Raptor. 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.
In the second round, 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 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 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 charged at Unibite 2.0'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 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.
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. 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.
|UNIBITE - RESULTS|
|US Season 1|
|Round 1||vs. Conquering Clown, Drillzilla, Red Virus, Rippa Raptor, Skullmania||Qualified|
|Round 2||vs. Conquering Clown, Drillzilla, Red Virus, Rippa Raptor||Eliminated|
|Heat||vs. Bot-Ugly, Coffin-Bot, Sobek, The Revolutionist, Tricerabot,||Eliminated|
|UNIBITE 2.0 - RESULTS|
|US Season 2|
|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: 3
- Losses: 3
|US Series||Unibite Series Record|
|Season 1||Heat (Round 1)|
|Season 2||Heat Final|
|Nickelodeon||Did not enter|
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.
Team Duct Tape entered the 2016 series 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.