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Buzzant (also spelt as BuzzAnt) was an antweight robot which competed in the Antweight Championship of the second series of Robot Wars Extreme. In its only appearance, it lost its heat after becoming immobilised near the Floor Spinner.

The robot's name is a portmanteau of 'buzz saw' and 'ant', the latter being short for 'antweight'.

Team MadScientists also entered the same competition with the equally unsuccessful Mesmer 2, and had entered the previous series' Antweight Melee with Legion.

DesignEdit

Buzzant was an invertible, two-wheeled robot armed with a vertically-mounted buzz saw, hence its name. The saw was mounted on an arm which enabled it to retract, extend and attack opponents of any size, and was quoted by Jonathan Pearce to spin at 3,000rpm. Buzzant also featured two wooden bars on the top and bottom to stabilise the robot, although these proved vulnerable to getting broken off during its only battle. The robot's shape, weapon and tubular chassis also gave it passing similarities to Team MadScientist's fellow Extreme 2 entry, Mesmer 2.

Robot HistoryEdit

Extreme 2Edit

Buzzant competed in the Antweight Championship, broadcast as part of the Robot Rampage episode. In its heat, it faced Lower, Millitant, Minimalistic, Pants and The Serpent, and was immediately attacked by Lower, which proceeded to push it back and grab it by the saw weapon. Buzzant was dragged and pushed along the arena before having one of its wheels pinched by Lower, but recovered to attack Millitant, grazing its exposed batteries with the saw. By this point, one of its wooden stabilisers had broken off, causing the saw to hit the floor, and Buzzant was grabbed and lifted by The Serpent seconds later. It later attacked Millitant again as the latter was being dragged upside-down by Pants' axe, but stopped moving as it backed away, and was deemed immobilised. As a result, Buzzant lost the heat, and was eliminated from the Antweight Championship.

ResultsEdit

BUZZANT - RESULTS
Extreme 2
Antweight Championship
Heats
Round 1 vs. Lower, Millitant, Minimalistic, Pants, The Serpent Eliminated

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Original buzzant

An early version of Buzzant without the saw

Main Series Buzzant Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
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
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Entered with Legion
Series 2 Antweight Championship, Round 1
Entered with Mesmer 2

Outside Robot WarsEdit

Multiple versions of Buzzant have competed in the Antweight World Series with moderate success, the earliest of which did not have a saw weapon. Its best performance came in AWS 9, where it reached the third round before losing to Odessey.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.robotwars101.org/profile.php?class=Ant&id=133&name=BuzzAnt

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