Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon present 40 teams of amateur robot enthusiasts fighting in a huge arena aiming to become the Robot Wars Champion.
In this first explosive episode, a returning roboteer has a taste for victory, an old favourite from the original series tries to prove its doubters wrong and Robot Wars gets presidential with perhaps the world's first satirical fighting robot. The teams are tasked with surviving brutal group battles and nightmarish knockout rounds in order to make it into the heat final. But that is not all - this series, there is a playoff battle for third place, culminating with the second and third place robots battling it out in a massive Ten Robot Rumble for a wildcard spot in the grand final.
Robot Wars also has its own Russian and American Versions. Japan have humanoids.
Robot Wars launch show presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon.
The show first appeared on BBC2 in 1998, peaked in its first incarnation with 6 million viewers, before tailing off to just 1.2 million and ending up on Channel 5.
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