Foxwell with fellow consultant Mat Irvine
|Robot Wars Information|
|Occupation||Senior Technical Consultant|
|UK Series||1-7, Extreme 1-2|
Information correct as of current date
Derek Foxwell is a British engineer, most famous for his role as Senior Technical Consultant on British game shows Robot Wars and Techno Games. He was responsible for overseeing the running of all series of Robot Wars, although his involvement dates back earlier than this. In 1995, Foxwell was commissioned by the BBC to design three robots for the 1995 UK Open Championship, one of which was possibly The Mouse. After the success of the pilot, Foxwell was taken on full time as a technical consultant, alongside Mat Irvine, who was later promoted to the judges panel.
Foxwell's many roles in his capacity of Senior Technical Consultant included drafting the Technical Manual, and Rules and Regulations, giving advice to roboteers, helping with repairs, and dealing with the weigh-in part of checks on arrival. Foxwell worked with his wife Val Foxwell, who was in charge of Transmitter Control. He is also credited with the creation of the inexalted House Robot Shove, whose job it was to clear the arena of immobile robots and debris.
Derek Foxwell also appeared, on occasion, in Jonathan Pearce's 'crow's nest' where he was interviewed.
Outside of Robot Wars, Foxwell is keenly interested in model planes and R/C cars, designing and competing with them.