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.
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.
King of Bots UK 2018
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.
|BANE - RESULTS|
|King of Bots UK 2018 (Insomnia 63)|
|Rumble||vs. Barróg, Utopia||Lost (1 point)|
|Rumble||vs. Aegis, Crabsolutely Clawful||Lost (2 points)|
|Rumble||vs. Calabash Bros, Naughty Snake||Lost (1 point)|
|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||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||vs. The Claw, Impact, Satanix, Elevate, X-303, Mini ACE, Forge Master||Result not announced|
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 5
|Series||Bane Series Record|
|Season 1||Did not enter|
|Season 1.5||Did not enter|
|Season 2||Entered with BANE|