Over the summer months ‘Robot Wars’ has been back on our TV screens with 40 distinct combat robots battling it out for the prestigious accolade of being crowned the 2016 champion. Self-built by the competitors and fighting in a purpose-built arena, the six-episode series has been watched by over 2 million people each week.
The Grand Final was won by Apollo, a robot captained and driven by Dave Young. As one of the House Robots that featured in the Series, Sir Killalot is a 740kg robot with a 2.5tonne pincer grip and a top speed of 10mph. On one arm is a 300kg arm lift that outweighs all competitors and on the other arm is a 2inch taper shank drill from Guhring.
The Guhring 245 Series Taper Shank Drill has been used throughout the series as a tactical feature in battles with contestants. Manufactured by Robo Challenge, a Birmingham based company of enthusiastic, creative and downright whacky engineers, Sir Killalot is just one of many prestigious projects that Robo Challenge has delivered.
As well as featuring heavily in the hit TV show with Sir Killalot, Robo Challenge was also tasked with designing and manufacturing the coveted trophy. A trophy that has another iconic masterpiece at its centre, the Guhring 245 Series Drill.