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"Is it, or will a lack of experience leave their hopes in tatters?"
— Jonathan Pearce remarks about Inshredable's name as it enters the arena

Inshredable was a robot that exclusively competed in Series 6 of Robot Wars. Entered by a team of Mechanical Engineering students from Brunel University, Uxbridge, it reached the second round despite sustaining severe damage in its opening melee, before losing to Anarchy there. The robot's name is a pun on the word incredible.

DesignEdit

Philippa Forrester: "Technically, what are you gonna get them with?"
Peter Willmott: "This big mama disc here."
— The Brunel University team show Philippa Forrester Inshredable's weapon before its first-round battle

Inshredable was a large black reverse wedge-shaped robot with two-wheel drive and a large vertical spinning disc. The disc was made out of steel and rotated at about 1000rpm, which the Brunel University team estimated as being between 80-90mph. Inshredable was invertible and quoted as having a strong chassis, although this tended to get bent or torn apart following sustained attacks from opponents. Furthermore, the robot's wheels were exposed from the top, and its armour proved considerably fragile.

QualificationEdit

For entry into Series 6, Inshredable fought C.V., G-Man and Lazerus in its qualifier battle. It and Lazerus survived to a judges' decision, despite the latter's weapon being inoperable due to a gas leak before the battle. Inshredable and Lazerus ended the battle by pushing each other around, with Inshredable being declared the winner and therefore receiving a guaranteed place in Series 6.

Robot HistoryEdit

Series 6Edit

Inshredable nearly pitted

Inshredable escapes the descending pit

Inshredable fought in Heat G, facing the twelfth seed Tornado, former Series 4 competitor Terror-Bull and fellow newcomer Edge Hog in the first round. It initially hesitated to get involved in the battle, before being pushed around by Tornado and ending up near Matilda's CPZ. Inshredable escaped to charge into Tornado and Terror-Bull, before Tornado pushed it across the arena once again and caused a circular part of Inshredable to fall off. It then momentarily drove into Dead Metal, before Tornado rammed it into an angle grinder. By this point, part of the left-hand side of Inshredable's chassis had been bent open, with Inshredable again pursuing Tornado before ramming into Terror-Bull. Tornado pushed both robots back, before Edge Hog attacked Inshredable and attempted to axe it several times.

"Inshredable at the moment, is taking some punishment, and can't get out of that hole. Little bit of experience missing there, in the Inshredable team, they've got themselves into a nasty position..."
Jonathan Pearce as Inshredable momentarily ends up in Matilda's CPZ
Matilda Inshredable

Matilda smashes into Inshredable

Tornado pushed both Inshredable and Edge Hog into Matilda's CPZ, but Inshredable escaped quickly, and joined Tornado in attacking Terror-Bull. It momentarily spun over the pit just as Edge Hog reversed into the release button, driving away just as it began descending. As Edge Hog was being counted out, Inshredable was repeatedly pushed and lifted around the arena by Tornado and Terror-Bull, the latter lifting Inshredable against the wall in an empty CPZ. Dead Metal drove into the CPZ as Terror-Bull lifted Inshredable again, pinning Inshredable against the wall. Seconds later, Matilda backed into Inshredable's side, her flywheel causing severe damage and lifting it up against an entry gate.

"Inshredable... I think your hopes are in tatters..."
— Jonathan Pearce as Inshredable sustains damage from Matilda and Dead Metal

Dead Metal again pinned Inshredable against the wall and sliced into its chassis with his saw, before Refbot rammed into both robots in an attempt to separate them. Despite the damage it had sustained, Inshredable drove out of the CPZ just as Tornado pitted Terror-Bull, putting it through to the second round along with the twelfth seed.

Anarchyaxe

Anarchy punches through Inshredable's armour

Anarchy Inshredable

Inshredable is simultaneously attacked by Anarchy and Sergeant Bash

There, it fought the walkerbot Anarchy, with its side panels removed and the disc disabled; the Brunel University team could not get the disc's motor working during repairs. At the start, Inshredable drove over the Floor Spinner and turned away from Anarchy. It momentarily stopped over the Floor Flipper, allowing Anarchy to nudge it and axe through its rear wedge. Inshredable struggled to drive away as Anarchy repeatedly pushed and axed it, before it backed into Growler's CPZ, where Growler pushed it out. It dodged an attack from Sergeant Bash before being thrown into the latter's CPZ by Anarchy, where three more flips resulted in it being suspended in Sergeant Bash's pincers as he grabbed hold of its chassis.

"... and you could be looking at a robot that could go all the way. I'm not talking about Inshredable, 'cause they're not going to go a lot further now that Sergeant Bash has them in his grips."
— Jonathan Pearce as Inshredable is attacked by Anarchy and Sergeant Bash
Inshredable on arena wall

Growler rams Inshredable against the wall

Anarchy vs Inshredable

Inshredable is counted out and flipped into Refbot

Following a few more pushes and axe blows from Anarchy, Inshredable became completely immobilised, before being flipped against the wall by Anarchy. Growler and Sergeant Bash came out of their CPZs to free Inshredable from the wall, allowing Anarchy to axe and flip it into Refbot as it was being counted out. Growler then bit down and dragged Inshredable by the chassis, tearing it open as he spun it round, held it over the Flame Pit and carried it to the pit. As a result, Inshredable was eliminated from the Sixth Wars.

ResultsEdit

INSHREDABLE - RESULTS
Series 6
The Sixth Wars - UK Championship
Heat, Round 2
Heat G, Round 1 vs. Edge Hog, Terror-Bull, Tornado (12) Qualified
Heat G, Round 2 vs. Anarchy Lost
InshredableTeam

The Inshredable team

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1

Series RecordEdit

Series Inshredable 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 Heat, Round 2
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter

TriviaEdit

  • Of the six teams that only fought in Series 6, the Inshredable team was the only one to progress beyond the first round.

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