Robot Wars reboots for 2017
And defending champion Apollo is taking no prisoners!
Roboteers stand by, Robot Wars is back on our televisions this year for an explosive second season. Summer 2016 brought the series back with a bang on BBC 2, and we couldn’t get enough. From Razer to Matilda, the starting line-up of house robots brought a real sense of nostalgia to fans of the 90’s show. Along with a remarkably familiar arena we were on the edge of our seats every time we heard the word 'activate'.
After 53 adrenaline-pumping battles over six shows, it came down to Carbide vs. Apollo. Carbide had wreaked havoc in the arena, managing to take out a steel wall and halt play while engineers repaired it. And Apollo had sent the house robots into orbit with its ‘flipper’ on more than one occasion. It was definitely a battle too close to call even for their biggest fans!
After a tense final battle both robots resisted destruction, even with the roaring fire pit and house robots on the war path! It came down to a vote from the judges. It was a unanimous decision and Apollo was crowned the winner.
Team MAD who built Apollo are now back for more robot blood in season two. The team of three who met at a Pontins holiday camp, are all from a non-engineering background and were thrilled to have 'flipped' their way to victory. Excited to come back and defend their title, they will be working hard to finesse their 107 kg creation.
With a name taken from a NASA spacecraft and a flipper that 'launches' 100kg robots into the air, it's not surprising that a lot of metal is needed to keep Apollo looking shipshape. Huge fans of the show, we're proud to sponsor the team and help Team MAD defend their title. We'll be providing all the metal needed to bring Apollo back from the brink of destruction promised by the fierce battles ahead. Dave Young and his team mates can’t wait to have us on board:
"We are delighted to be working with metals4U, the metal that they are supplying us will form the build of a new Apollo for the future. Apollo's strength has always been strong armour and is one thing that helped us win Robot Wars. metals4U will be helping us make sure that our future project is as strong as ever!"
Make sure you tune into BBC 2 to catch all the action this season! Plus, keep up with the latest news from camp Apollo and Robot Wars on the metals4U blog.