Eric was a triangular wedge shaped robot, similar in design to Raizer Blade. It was armoured in aluminium and stainless steel and painted green by captain Mike Hammerton's daughter Michelle, with a flame down each side, it also had eyes, presumably to make it seem more alive in keeping with its name. Its weapon was a lifting arm capable of lifting 200kg with a spatula wedge on the end of it, which concealed a set of teeth for clamping and crushing at a force of 1.25 tonnes all powered by a starter motor from a grass cutter. It had a space-frame triangulated aluminium fully welded chassis and its top speed was up to 12mph. Eric also had a self-righting mechanism, consisting of two arms on the side of the robot which were activated by the main weapon's hydraulic ram. Eric competed in Series 3 and 4, losing in Round 1 of Series 3 to King Buxton, but it made the heat final of Series 4, where it lost to Splinter.
Eric debuted in Series 3, coming up against previous semi-finalists King Buxton in the first round of the heat. In the battle, King Buxton immediately lifted Eric, but was then lifted itself, and lost one of its spike tips on the lifting forks. King Buxton then pushed Eric towards the pit of oblivion, but in trying to push Eric into the pit, King Buxton missed and instead got itself stuck on the edge, with its two left wheels hanging over the edge. In an attempt to finish off King Buxton, Eric reversed, mistakingly freeing King Buxton and driving into the pit itself, eliminating Eric from the competition.
- "Eric, I think, are dark horses for this heat"
- — Jonathan Pearce, at the start of the heat
Eric returned to Robot Wars with an extended lower section of the front flipper as its only upgrade, and was drawn against the 16th seeds Killerhurtz and Destruct-A-Bubble in the first round. Eric tried to flip both of its opponents in throughout the battle, but Destruct-A-Bubble was too top-heavy, and Killerhurtz too wide. It managed to lift Killerhurtz onto an angle grinder, but it was Destruct-A-Bubble who was eliminated, on the judges decision. This put Eric through to face Small Torque, the new machine built by Team Torque. After flipping Small Torque, Eric pushed the invertible robot into a CPZ, where it started smoking and eventually broke down. Eric met promising newcomer Splinter in the Heat Final, and used its flipping arm, tipping Splinter onto its side. Splinter self-righted and shoved Eric up against the arena wall, where it was pinned as its flipper had gotten stuck on the wall. The judges gave the battle to Splinter, who they ruled had been more aggressive.
|ERIC - RESULTS|
|The Third Wars - UK Championship|
Heat, Round 1
|Heat J, Round 1||vs. King Buxton||Lost|
|The Fourth Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat I, Eliminator||vs. Destruct-A-Bubble, Killerhurtz (16)||Qualified|
|Heat I, Semi-Final||vs. Small Torque||Won|
|Heat I, Final||vs. Splinter||Lost|
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 2
- Series 1-2: Did not enter
- Series 3: Heat, Round 1
- Series 4: Heat Final
- Series 5-7: Did not enter
Outside Robot WarsEdit
After Robot Wars ended, Eric was sold to Adam Emmett the captain of Team Mute who was intending to give it upgrades. However, due to other commitments, Emmett was too busy to take Eric on as a project so it was sold once more to Tony Smith of the newly named Team Scar, a Glasgow-based team who also run Scar and Chimera from Team Death. Team Scar are also working on converting an existing robot into a featherweight version of Eric called Eric Jr.