Crabsolutely Clawful

Crabsolutely Clawful arena.jpg

Crabsolutely Clawful is a British featherweight robot which competed in the 2018 King of Bots UK International Championships. Built and entered by Joe Brown, the robot enjoyed limited success in the main championship, where it was eliminated in the qualification rounds after finishing third to Shrapnel and Aegis, and second to Get Shrekt in each of its opening battles. Crabsolutely Clawful also took part in two whiteboard battles, a Tag Team battle (partnered with Take Cover) and the Gladiator, but did not pick up any victories in these either.


As its name suggested, Crabsolutely Clawful was a red, two-wheel drive robot designed to resemble a crab. Its weapon was a pair of horizontal grabbing arms modelled on a crab's claws, which opened and closed together using a linear actuator. The arms themselves had a reach wider than the robot itself, allowing Crabsolutely Clawful to grab and push even its largest opponents across the arena when they were in use. Crabsolutely Clawful's armor and chassis were entirely made out of 10mm and 20mm HDPE, while the robot's flat top and exposed wheels enabled it to run inverted.[1]


King of Bots UK 2018 (Insomnia 63)
Main Championship
Qualification Rounds
Rumble vs. Shrapnel, Aegis Mk II Lost (1 point)
Rumble vs. Aegis, BANE Lost (1 point)
Rumble vs. Get Shrekt, Utopia Lost (2 points)
Whiteboard Battles
Whiteboard vs. Satanix, Broadax 2, The Mighty Unicorn, Strix, Meow, Enigma Lost
Whiteboard vs. Furious George, Spank the Monkey, Nelly the Ellybot, Hedgebot, Meow Lost
Tag Team
Paired with Take Cover
Tag Team vs. Apex & Broadax 2, Orpheus & Meow Lost
Gladiator vs. , Take Cover, Impact, Aegis, Barróg, Meow, Orpheus, Neon, Mini ACE, BANE, Binky, The Claw, DB12, Hedgebot, Sabre20, Satanix, Luna-Tic, Raving Luna-Tic Lost


  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 7


  • At some point throughout the 2018 UK International Championships, Crabsolutely Clawful's name was misspelt as Crabsolutely Crawful on its battleboard images and statistics cards.


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