Draven was a competitor robot from Cranbrook in Kent that featured solely in the first series of Robot Wars Extreme. It was a box-shaped robot powered by two 1200W permanent magnet motors with an (at the time) unique hydraulic crushing jaw with 4 tonnes of pressure, which was mounted on a lifting arm, allowing it to lift approximately 200kg and self-right. Due to poor reliability, it failed to qualify for Series 4 and Series 5. Draven's only televised battle was in a Wild Card Warriors battle with King B Powerworks during Extreme 1, where it lost due to mechanical failure.
Similarly to Roadblock, Draven was originally given the name Anthrax and this name was used during the original airing of its sole episode appearance. By the time the episode reached the BBC, however, the name had to be changed due to an anthrax scare in the USA at the time. All usage of the original Anthrax name was removed and all subsequent airings of the episode stayed this way.
In its Series 5 qualifier, Draven broke down, and was dumped out of the arena by Shunt.
Draven was subsequently rebuilt into the form shown above/left and made two appearances the the ESAT/BT young scientist exhibition in Dublin where it appeared alongside King B, Bigger Brother, Razer, Panic Attack and Chaos 2.
- "It actually looks quite nasty, it's little bit of a worry really 'cause we're just the sort of robot he'd like to take on, a nice low flat one that he can get his jaw around and crush it up"
- — Simon Harrison of the King B team before the fight
Draven and King B Powerworks collided, with the following minutes showing not much of note. Draven had a slight advantage as King B's circular saw was not working, but the only chance it received to clamp onto King B was missed, and King B then slid beneath Draven in a Panic-Attack style manoeuvre. King B then steered Draven into the pit release button and dumped the newcomers down; another newcomer had failed.
|DRAVEN - RESULTS|
Wild Card Warriors
|Wild Card Warriors||vs. King B Powerworks||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
- Series 1-3: Did not enter
- Series 4-5: Failed to qualify
- Series 6-7: Did not enter