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Team Mute is a team of roboteers that debuted in Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2, before entering Series 7 and 8 of Robot Wars.

The TeamEdit

Teammute

Team Mute in 2003

Adam and Daniel Emmett are twin brothers, and are engineers by trade, owning the family business opened by their father Peter Emmett over thirty years ago. The Robot Wars website claims that they were immersed in the business and credit their love of engineering to this[1]

Team Mute entered a heavyweight robot, Mute, a front-hinged flipper and namesake of the team, which was originally built to enter Series 4, into Series 7 of Robot Wars, and Extreme 2. Team Mute also entered two Featherweight Championships with Micro-Mute. In 2016, Team Mute entered with Bonk.

Team Mute enjoyed a fair amount of success on Robot Wars, as Micro-Mute reached the final of the Featherweight Championship in Extreme 2, while Mute was the runner-up of the New Blood Championship, and a heat winner in the Seventh Wars. However, Bonk lost its only battle, and was not selected to compete in Series 9[2].

RobotsEdit

  • Mute
  • Micro-Mute
  • Mute and Micro-Mute on display together at Snibson Discovery Park, 2003
  • Bonk
  • Mute & Bonk both on display at MakeFest Stoke 2017
Name Weight Class Series
Mute Heavyweight Extreme 2, Series 7
Micro-Mute Featherweight Extreme 2, Series 7
Bonk Heavyweight Series 8

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 8
  • Losses: 5

Series RecordEdit

Main Series Team Mute Series Record
The First Wars Did not enter
The Second Wars Did not enter
The Third Wars Did not enter
The Fourth Wars Withdrew from qualifiers with Mute
The Fifth Wars Failed to qualify with Mute
The Sixth Wars Failed to qualify with Mute
The Seventh Wars Semi-Finals, Round 1 with Mute
Featherweight Championship, Round 1 with Micro-Mute
Series 8 Heat, Round 1 with Bonk
Series 9 Not selected with Bonk
Series 10 Did not enter
Robot Wars Extreme Appearances
Series 1 Did not enter
Series 2 Entered with Mute and Micro-Mute

Robot Wars Live EventsEdit

Mute did not appear at any Robot Wars live events despite being in working condition, although the team competed with Bonk, to minimal success. Bonk lost in the first round of the 2013 Robot Wars Winter Tour, before becoming exclusive to Robots Live! events.

Outside of Robot WarsEdit

After Robot Wars originally ended, Mute continued to fight in other FRA competitions, most notably finishing as runner-up in the 2004 Roaming Robots competition, but lost to Terrorhurtz after its removable link fell out. Mute was due to return in 2005 as the 2nd seed, but withdrew before the competition started, and Mute was then retired afterwards.

Adam Emmett also briefly owned Eric in the time Robot Wars was off-air, hoping to restore it, however, he did not have the time, and Eric was sold on again.

Team Mute also came back from retirement by entering Mute into an exhibition event hosted by Robots Live! in July 2012, where it fought several battles (most of them against Merlin), one of which where it self righted out of the arena. Since then, Mute and Bonk have continued to participate in various live events, with varying degrees of success.

External LinksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.robotwars.tv/competitors/week-1/bonk/
  2. https://www.facebook.com/teammute/posts/1332921093408475

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