- "I like the look of this one"
- — Jonathan Pearce
Ceros was a competitor from the seventh series of Robot Wars. It was a titanium box-shaped robot with a large, fully-exposed flipping arm as its main weapon and for self-righting. The two-wheeled drive machine received its name because it was vaguely based on a rhinoceros and had high pushing power as a result, but had a high ground clearance. Ceros' design was based on that of BattleBots superheavyweight champion Toro.
Ceros actually lost to Twister in the qualifiers for Series 7. Despite this, it was awarded a discretionary place in the main competition and reached the Heat Final, even managing to flip Shunt around the arena, but was eventually beaten after an edge-of-the-pit encounter with St. Agro.
- "Endangerous species"
- — Logo on the rear of Ceros
After the Seventh Wars, Ceros was upgraded and renamed Ceros V2.0, intended to enter the next series, but as Robot Wars was cancelled, Ceros V2.0 had only ever been used for odd testing and was never fully completed. In 2013, the team put Ceros V2.0 up for sale, and it was sold to roboteer Adam Lewis, who has since been revising the robot, ready for the next UK Championship.
Ceros met Dutch finalists Scraptosaur, Team Death's Metalis and the number 15 seed Ming Dienasty in the first round of the main competition. Charging into the centre of the arena, Ceros immediately threw Ming Dienasty into the air in the fight, landing it flat on its back. As Ming attempted to self-right, Ceros flipped Metalis from behind. Metalis was unable to self-right and was counted out, with Ceros continuing to attack it. Ceros flipped Metalis back onto its wheels, who attempted to re-enter the battle, to no avail. Ceros joined Scraptosaur in the attack on the seeded Ming Dienasty, who fell out of the competition on the judges decision. In the second round, Revolution 3 started much quicker, activating the pit. Ceros tried unsuccessfully to flip Revolution 3, but suddenly Revolution 3 stopped moving. Ceros flipped Revolution 3 over, before repeating the process until Revolution was upside down in the CPZ, at Shunt's mercy. Ceros tried to flip Bash, before fighting Shunt in the centre of the arena, flipping it onto its side.
- "Built like a rhinoceros, strong as a rhino....quick as a....a leopard out there!"
- — Jonathan Pearce, as Ceros hunts the House Robots
Ceros and Bash grappled near the pit, with Ceros managing to outpush Sergeant Bash. This tussle evidently knocked something out in the Sergeant that caused it to break down later, whilst Bash held Ceros over the pit, despite the recently righted Shunt's attempts to pit the small machine. Ceros was put through to the heat final, where it was placed up against St. Agro. As the battle began, Ceros tried to flip St. Agro, but flipped itself over by accident. Refbot righted it, and Ceros regained its footing by flipping the invertible St. Agro. St. Agro flipped Ceros again, then activated the pit. Ceros became very vulnerable as it drove near the pit. After nearly pitting St. Agro, Ceros was flipped up against the arena wall, and ran out of gas. Ceros was counted out. Matilda ran into Ceros and tossed it out of the arena with the flywheel, tearing off chunks of the bottom of Ceros in the process.
|CEROS - RESULTS|
|The Seventh Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat H, Round 1||vs. Scraptosaur, Metalis, Ming Dienasty (15)||Qualified|
|Heat H, Round 2||vs. Revolution 3||Won|
|Heat H, Final||vs. St. Agro||Lost|
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 1
- Series 1-6: Did not enter
- Series 7: Heat Final