Not to be confused with Vector of Armageddon or Victor

"The key to Vector is the arm - lifts, pokes, spears - doesn't make the tea though, which would be the handy thing."
Philippa Forrester

Vector was a Nottingham based robot that only competed in Series 3 of Robot Wars. In its only battle, the robot was completely stationary after suffering a malfunction, and was eliminated in Round 1 despite its opponent T 2 driving into the pit of its own accord halfway through the battle.


"A vicious arm to lift, puncture, grab and also self-right."
— Jonathan Pearce on Vector's weapon

Vector's insides on display

Vector was a black box-wedge robot, armoured in high carbon steel sheets. The yellow arm at the centre was a yellow hydraulic flipping arm, which could not only lift, but could act as a piercing spike and a srimech too. However, it was not properly seen in action in its only appearance, and the arm proved to be easily damaged, as proven when Shunt axed it.

Robot History

Series 3

In Round 1 of the Third Wars, Vector went up against a returning machine to Robot Wars, T 2.

Vector vs T2

T 2 rams an immobile Vector

Vector arenaspikes

Vector is stabbed by the arena spikes

Before the battle began, Vector began to smoke, and did not move at all at the start until T 2 closed in on it and attacked it. Vector moved backwards and forwards slightly, before slowly moving forward, but completely broke down over the arena spikes near Matilda's CPZ. As Matilda moved in to attack Vector, T 2 reversed away, but reversed too far and accidentally drove into the pit of oblivion under absolutely no pressure. Despite this, the House Robots all continued attacking Vector. Shunt and Matilda attacked the shell, which held up well but when Shunt axed the arm, the bottom half of the arm broke off.

"You can see that yellow lifting arm - lifts, shreds, pokes, cuts hair, drives a car, works a computer...does just about everything, that arm, except...move!"
— Jonathan Pearce
Vector vs houserbots

Shunt axes Vector as Dead Metal saws from the front

As the cease was called, the judges ruled that Vector had not been sufficiently mobile to qualify for second round of the heat, therefore T 2 progressed into the next round instead, eliminating Vector from the competition.

"Let's be honest, Vector didn't do anything. I think that's key. See I think Vector was immobilised right from the start, therefore T 2 should go through."
— Jonathan Pearce's opinion


Series 3
The Third Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 1
Heat F, Round 1 vs. T 2 Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series Record

Team vector

Vector's team demonstrating the arm

Series Vector Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Heat, Round 1
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Did not enter
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter

Outside Robot Wars

After its appearance in Series 3, Vector made an appearance at the Somerset Steam Spectacular event, hosted by Roger Plant.

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