Robot Wars is a robot battle rivalry that was communicated on British TV from 1998 to 2004 and from 2016 to 2018. Every series includes groups of novice and expert roboteers working their own developed remote-controlled robots to battle against one another in a field shaped of steel and impenetrable glass fitted with field perils and containing regions involved by antagonistic and heavier “House Robots”. Prior series included attack and preliminary courses for contending robots.
The first form of the show was communicated on BBC Two from 20 February 1998 to 23 February 2001, on BBC Choice from 8 October 2001 to 7 February 2003 (later rehashed on BBC Two) and on Channel 5 from 2 November 2003 to 28 March 2004. A recovery was communicated on BBC Two from 24 July 2016 to 7 January 2018. Until this point in time, the show has been communicated as 10 principle series each based on a solitary contest, two “Outrageous” series with a few detached occasions, and a few exceptional scenes.
Jeremy Clarkson introduced the primary series, with Craig Charles taking over for the second to seventh series. Philippa Forrester co-facilitated the initial three series, the fifth, 6th, and Extreme 2. Forrester likewise facilitated the side project series Robot Wars Revealed from 1998 to 1999. The fourth series and Extreme 1 were co-facilitated by Julia Reed and the seventh by Jayne Middlemiss. The resuscitated series was facilitated by Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon. Jonathan Pearce gave analysis to all series.
Extra series was recorded at the UK setting for explicit areas of the worldwide market, including two series of Robot Wars Extreme Warriors with American contenders for the TNN organization (facilitated by Mick Foley with Rebecca Grant filling in as pit correspondent), two of Dutch Robot Wars for dissemination in the Netherlands and a solitary series for Germany. The fourth series of the UK Robot Wars was displayed in the US on TNN as Robot Wars: Grand Champions in 2002 and facilitated by Joanie Laurer.
Marketing Was Monetarily Fruitful
Its marketing was monetarily fruitful, being one of the most famous selling toy ranges in 2002 delivered by Logistix Kids. It incorporated a scaled-down field, pullback, grinding and release cord toys and radio-controlled renditions of the House Robots.
In 2003, the actual roboteers shaped The Fighting Robot Association and with their related occasion coordinators. Continue taking an interest in rivalries for new crowds. In 2013, Roaming Robots bought the rights to the Robot Wars brand from Robot Wars LLC and worked their voyaging robotic battle show under that name. The utilization of the name Robot Wars for live shows stopped in mid-2017, being renamed Extreme Robots.
With a pinnacle crowd of 6,000,000 watchers in the UK during the last part of the 1990s. The arrangement proceeded to turn into an overall achievement. Appearing in 45 nations including the US, Australia, Canada, China, India, Germany, and Italy. In March 2003, it was dropped by BBC Two after eight series and Mentorn declared it was making 22 scenes for Channel 5. Finishing up with The Third World Championships broadcast in March 2004. Channel 5 later hacked out the show after one series because of low appraisals.
In July 2016, the show got back to BBC Two with another field, house robots, and moderators. The main scene was generally welcomed turning into the top moving point on Twitter that evening and having 2,000,000 watchers. More than the last scene of the 23rd series of Top Gear in a similar 8 pm Sunday space only half a month earlier. The resuscitated show ran for three series before it finished in March 2018.
US Robot Wars Occasions
Robot Wars was the brainchild of Marc Thorpe, an architect working for the LucasToys division of Lucasfilm. In 1992, Thorpe had the underlying thought for robot battle sport after fruitlessly endeavoring to make a radio-controlled vacuum cleaner. In 1994, Marc Thorpe made Robot Wars and held the primary rivalry at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. Roughly one month preceding the occasion. Thorpe shaped an association with New York-based record organization Sm:)e Communications, later Profile Records, who gave extra funding.
Somewhere in the range of 1995 and 1997, three further Robot Wars occasions occurred in America. And in 1995, Profile Records joined forces with creation organization Mentorn to deliver. And broadcast a Robot Wars occasion in the UK. Mentorn obtained the overall TV rights from Profile in 1995 after Tom Gutteridge (the head of Mentorn) had seen a beginner tape of a San Francisco occasion.