After a long hiatus it looks like the original Robot Wars series is returning to the BBC. They haven't announced a date yet, but they just finished filming and their website says "2016", so let's hope soon!

As a kid I used to watch Robot Wars, one of my earliest memories of it is even with Jeremy Clarkson presenting it I think. Since the moment I first saw the show I got obsessed with robotics and electronics in general. I studied 3 years electricity/electronics made various experiments and mini robots myself, and I still do today! It's one of the most fun things to do!

As I said the show will be returning somewhere this year. A lot changed but it also didn't. The concept stayed the same, but the technology has changed a lot over the past 10 years. The robots will be lighter, stronger and faster. Or genrally speaking just a lot more powerful.

The 4 house robots all got a few upgrades too.

Sir Killalot weighs a whopping 741 kilograms and can lift 300 kilograms -- roughly the weight of three competitor robots -- with each arm. Dead Metal's circular saw spins at 4000RPM and can cut through almost anything. Shunt's axe takes a quarter of a second to fire. Matilda's tusks can flip up to 1.5 tonnes. Together, they're a formidable bunch.

I'm dying to see the new show, can't wait for it to start airing! ⚠️ ⚙ ⚡️ 🔥

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  • Gravatar Maurus

    According to wikipedia, season 7 episodes 1-2 aired yesterday.

  • Gravatar Wouter

    @Maurus: that's the American version "Battle Bots" afaik!

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