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Bane (stylized as BANE) was a British featherweight robot built by ACE Robotics which competed in the 2018 King of Bots UK International Championships. In the main competition, it had a limited run of success, finishing third in two of its qualification rounds to Utopia and Calabash Bros, and second to Aegis, despite lifting the latter mid-battle. As a result, BANE was eliminated from the 2018 UK International Championships at that stage.

Alongside fellow ACE Robotics entry Mini ACE, BANE also fought in a variety of side events held alongside the main championship. These included the Annihilator, where BANE finished fourth overall, and the eighteen-way Gladiator battle, which both robots lost to Aegis.

DesignEdit

Bane

Official profile image of BANE

BANE was one of the smallest and lightest featherweights to compete in the 2018 UK International Championships, a compact blue and gold robot with two-wheel drive, a wedge-shaped profile and prominent wheelguards. Its weapon was an electric front-hinged lifter, powered by a linear actuator, which could also allow the robot to self-right.

Robot HistoryEdit

King of Bots UK 2018Edit

BANE's first battle took place during the opening qualification round, where it faced Irish machine Barróg and 2017 FRA Featherweight International fourth-place finisher Utopia. This match started off poorly for BANE, as Utopia pressed the pit from the start, Barróg went after Bane, eventually causing the ACE Robotics machine to get stuck on the wall. Despite being freed later in the match, BANE was counted out as a result, and would ultimately finish third to Utopia, picking up its first point.

ResultsEdit

BANE - RESULTS
King of Bots UK 2018 (Insomnia 63)
Main Championship
Qualification Rounds
Rumble vs. Barróg, Utopia Lost (1 point)
Rumble vs. Aegis, Crabsolutely Clawful Lost (2 points)
Rumble vs. Calabash Bros, Naughty Snake Lost (1 point)
Annihilator
Fourth place
Round 1 vs. Cobalt, Legion, Mini ACE, Naughty Snake, Neon Qualified
Round 2 vs. Cobalt, Legion, Naughty Snake, Neon Qualified
Round 3 vs. Legion, Naughty Snake, Neon Lost
Gladiator
Gladiator vs. Crabsolutely Clawful, Take Cover, Impact, Aegis, Barróg, Meow, Orpheus, Neon, Mini ACE, Binky, The Claw, DB12, Hedgebot, Sabre20, Satanix, Luna-Tic, Raving Luna-Tic Lost
Whiteboard Battles
Whiteboard vs. The Claw, Impact, Satanix, Elevate, X-303, Mini ACE, Forge Master Result not announced

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 2
  • Losses: 5

Series RecordEdit

Series Bane Series Record
Season 1 Did not enter
Season 1.5 Did not enter
Season 2 Entered with BANE

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.facebook.com/ACERobotics/photos/pcb.1554568528021683/1554568471355022/?type=3&theater

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