Fans of wanton violence and meaningless destruction, rejoice! Robot Wars the classic TV show from the late nineties and early noughties is about to be revamped, reloaded and rebooted back onto your television screens sometime in 2016.
For those of you with faulty memory chips, who probably can’t remember what happened yesterday, let alone over a decade ago, Robot Wars was essential weekend viewing for British techno geeks who eagerly lapped up the sight of psycho killer robots battling to the death in the arena of doom, which also hid perilous traps and ominous house robots ever willing to feed on the battle weary and wounded war machines.
The new series which promises even more violence and mayhem, is to be filmed behind bullet proof glass in a brand new purpose built fighting arena, which will feature state of the art camera technology, allowing viewers to witness each and every battle in high definition, extreme, oil stained detail.
The Original Robot Wars House Robots
At the time of writing the BBC has not yet disclosed if the infamous ‘House Robots’ will return to the re-vamped Robot Wars show. In the original TV series the role of the house robots was to patrol the CPZ (corner patrol zones) of the arena, free to attack any foolish robot that strayed into this unfriendly territory.
The first season of Robot Wars featured four house robots including Dead Metal, Sergeant Bash, Shunt and Matilda, with Sir Killalot making his début in season two and Mr. Psycho, Growler and Cassius Chrome appearing in season six and seven respectively.
With the huge leaps in artificial intelligence and robotic engineering made over the last ten years, it is highly doubtful if these rather dated but ghoulishly adorable house robots would be fit for purpose in the modern Robot Wars arena, so expect to see a new wave of deadly efficient killing machines being introduced for your viewing pleasure when the new series hits your TV screen later this year.
Robot Wars House Robots Destroyed – Video
Robot Wars Past Champions
Excited as we are about the new series of Robot Wars, it would be remiss of us not to mention the brave robotic warriors who became Robot Wars champions over years gone by, so here is the full list of Champions:
1997 Series 1 Roadblock
1998 Series 2 Panic Attack
1999 Series 3 Chaos 2
2000 Series 4 Chaos 2
2001 Series 5 Razer
2002 Series 6 Tornado
2003 Series 7 Typhoon 2
The new series of Robot Wars promises to introduce the world to a whole new breed of fighting robots and will also feature exclusive behind the scenes footage of how these battling behemoths are created, which should be of enormous interest to anyone interested in building a robot army intent on world domination and the annihilation of the human race as we know it.