A decade after Robot Wars was sent tumbling into the Pit of Oblivion, the tech game challenge is to be rebooted for a new generation of individuals who derive pleasure from destroying someone else’s labour of love.
Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon will be in the pits congratulating and commiserating with contestants, while the excitable Jonathan Pearce reprises his role behind the commentary mic.
A new purpose-built fighting arena has been built in Glasgow and state-of-the-art cameras – capable of capturing every crushing, sawing and scorching moment – will bring viewers closer then ever before to the action.
“I am thrilled to be presenting Robot Wars,” said Dara O Briain. “For too long, the schedules have cried out for a show in which dedicated amateurs, toiling day and night, handcraft sophisticated automatons built on the delicate interplay of hand-wired servo motors with custom-built circuit boards and fingertip motion control, just to see them get smashed to pieces by a dustbin carrying a massive hammer. It’s war, and how I love it so.”
The new six-part series will be produced by Mentorn Scotland, and will feature a new structure with more robots, more battles and more science than ever before. It also includes a raft of technological advances since the show first aired over a decade ago, and viewers can expect to see more innovative fighting machines as teams of amateur roboteers battle it out to win the coveted Robot Wars title.
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Robot Wars fans can apply to see the battles first hand in the studio audience by contacting lostintv.com; by emailing [email protected] or by calling 0208 5308 100.