Team Joint Effort, previously Team On-the-Edge, was a veteran team from the early series of Robot Wars, who also entered in Series 6. They entered a different robot in each series, Scrapper in Series 1, G.B.H. in Series 2, reaching the Series Semi-Finals, Facet in Series 3 and GBH 2 in Series 6.

Team Joint Effort Logo

The logo of Team Joint Effort in Series 6

The Team originally consisted of Mike Smith, Mike Rickard, Ken Toogood, Charles Lavery and Alvin Orton, the most amount of team members in one team at one time. After Scrapper was retired, Orton and Toogood left the team.

Smith, Rickard and Lavery remained for G.B.H. and Facet, but Mike Smith's son Alex appeared with GBH 2. Rickard and Lavery had left the team by this point, with Steve Dove becoming the final member of the team.

Dove, who had been captain of the retired Challenger robot, was an experienced roboteer who had also controlled Eubank the Mouse in Series 1. He was a work colleague of Mike Smith.


Name Weight Class Series
Scrapper Heavyweight Series 1
G.B.H. Heavyweight Series 2, 6
Facet Heavyweight Series 3
  • Scrapper
  • G.B.H.
  • Facet
  • GBH 2


  • Wins: 3
  • Losses: 4

Series RecordEdit

Series Team Joint Effort Series Record
The First Wars Heat, Arena Semi-Final with Scrapper
Heat, Trial with Eubank the Mouse (Chris Dove)
The Second Wars Semi-Final, Trial with G.B.H.
The Third Wars Heat, Round 2 with Facet
The Fourth Wars Did not enter
The Fifth Wars Did not enter
The Sixth Wars Heat, Round 1 with GBH 2
The Seventh Wars Did not enter
Series 8 Did not enter
Series 9 Did not enter
Series 10 Did not enter


  • After their meeting in Series 2, Team Joint Effort and Team Ivanhoe never appeared in the same wars, despite appearing in Series 3-6 and Extreme 1 between them.

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