|Team Members|| Stuart Weightman|
|Other Entries|| Splinter|
(Series 4-5, Extreme 1)
|Dimensions||1.05m x 0.70m x 0.65m|
|Power||2 x 12V batteries|
|Weapons||Lance & axe|
Robot statistics correct as of its most recent appearance on the show
- "From the world of medieval jousting comes the motorised knight's helmet!"
- — Jonathan Pearce
Ivanhoe was the robot entered by Team Ivanhoe in Series 2 of Robot Wars. The robot was built in the shape of a plastic knight's helmet complete with visor, with a lance and a sharpened axe at the front, capable at chopping at one blow a second. It took 4 months to build, cost £200 and was driven by wheelchair motors. Ivanhoe progressed all the way to the Arena Final in its heat, but it was defeated at this stage by G.B.H..
Team Ivanhoe were notably the first robot team to discuss the concept of self-righting on the show, and one of only three to do so in Series 2. They claimed the then fairly exceptional ability for Ivanhoe be able to self right when flipped. Ivanhoe's curved body shape would theoretically roll it back onto its wheels when it got turned over, acting as a passive srimech. Team Captain Stuart Weightman demonstrated this design it in the pits, although it became clear that Ivanhoe needed a small push to get back onto its wheels, or at least a strong enough flip to right it. Consequently, Ivanhoe's srimech failed to right it when it was flipped in the Heat Final, as G.B.H.'s flip was rather weak. The honour of being the first UK robot to officially self right would later be given to Cassius, who did so in the semi finals of Series 2.
A second generation Ivanhoe called Ivanhoe 2 was built for Series 3, but failed to qualify. The team was considerably more successful with their next robot Splinter.
Ivanhoe showed good strength to break down the brick wall in one hit, but it got stuck on the ramp, but was accidentally nudged free by the House Robots. It outmanoeuvred the House Robots at the end and crossed the finishing line in the quickest time. Ivanhoe weighed the maximum weight of 80 kilograms and had had the air let out of its tyres to give it maximum surface area for traction. Ivanhoe seemed to match Matilda until it was finally pulled in after 20 seconds. In the Arena against Kill Dozer. Its opponent managed to lift Ivanhoe early into the fight but found itself unable to push or do anything else so were forced to let Ivanhoe go. Ivanhoe pushed Kill Dozer into the PPZ where it was set upon by Sir Killalot who dangled it over the flame pit and then dropped it into the pit. Into the Heat Final against Team Joint Effort's G.B.H., Ivanhoe was quickly turned over by G.B.H.'s scoop. Ivanhoe was meant to roll back onto its wheels, but not enough momentum had been gained so it didn't roll, thus eliminating Ivanhoe from the competition. G.B.H. then pushed Ivanhoe into the pit as the show's credits rolled.
|IVANHOE - RESULTS|
|The Second Wars - UK Championship|
|Heat J, Gauntlet||Completed (1st)||Qualified|
|Heat J, Trial (Tug of War)||22.35 seconds (2nd)||Qualified|
|Heat J, Semi-Final||vs. Kill Dozer||Won|
|Heat J, Final||vs. G.B.H.||Lost|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
- Series 1: Did not enter
- Series 2: Heat Final
- Series 3: Failed to qualify with Ivanhoe 2 and also failed to qualify with Splinter
- Series 4-5: Entered with Splinter
- Series 6: Failed to qualify with Splinter
- Series 7: Did not enter
- Apart from their meeting in Series 2, Teams Ivanhoe and Joint Effort never appeared in the same wars, despite one of the two being in every series except 7 and Extreme 2.