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"Cute but not cuddly. A loveable killing machine."
— The team's description of Armakillo

Armakillo is a heavyweight which was chosen to compete in Series 8 of Robot Wars, but was forced to withdraw due to technical problems. The robot was built by 13-year old George, and his father. Its name is an obvious pun based on the armadillo animal.

DesignEdit

Armakillo

Armakillo in the pits

Armakillo's weapon was an upright pickaxe, reminiscent of the axe layout in Robot Wars video games. The robot's design and name were obvious references to the armadillo animal. Internally, Armakillo uses lead acid batteries, and an air compressor powering the pneumatics. Although the robot's exact weight is unknown, it is considerably lighter than the 110kg weight limit of the series.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 8Edit

Armakillo Cameo

Armakillo appears in the background

Armakillo was due to compete in Episode 3 of the series, against Dantomkia, Glitterbomb and King B Remix, but withdrew due to technical problems and was replaced by Overdozer.

However, the robot made a cameo appearance in Episode 2, in the background of a shot where Dara Ó Briain talks to Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, where the team inspect their machine. Armakillo made another background appearance in Episode 3 when one of the teams was being interviewed.

Series RecordEdit

Series Armakillo Record
Series 1-7 Did not enter
Series 8 Withdrew
Series 9 Unknown

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Since the filming of Series 8, Armakillo has been upgraded to feature a fireman's pickaxe, and renamed Armakillo 2. It is unknown if this version of the robot attempted to enter Series 9, although the team released test footage of the robot while the applications process was live.

TriviaEdit

  • Armakillo was the third robot to have a name based on an armadillo, after Adam Clark's Armadillo, and Series 6 competitor Armadrillo.
  • Had Armakillo participated in Series 8, it would have been one of only three robots to not use lithium batteries, alongside DisConstructor and Sweeney Todd.

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