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Mad Rush was a British featherweight robot which attended the 2018 King of Bots UK International Championships. Built by Alex Hall, to a CAD design created by Adam Hamilton, it withdrew from the competition due to a gearbox issue which Hall could not resolve before its first qualification round.

DesignEdit

  • Early CAD render of Mad Rush
  • CAD render of Mad Rush, with the clamping arm raised
  • Mad Rush, partially completed

Mad Rush is a green and orange, four-wheel drive robot with a box-shaped profile and an electrically-operated clamping arm as its main weapon. The clamping arm incorporates a large angled wedge and a shield-like top plate, which are both designed to protect the robot from spinners.

Robot HistoryEdit

King of Bots UK 2018Edit

Mad Rush’s first battle was planned to take place during the second qualification round, where it was due to face Legion and Luna-Tic in a three-way melee. However, while Alex Hall was preparing the robot in the pits, the gearbox for its weapon broke, forcing Hall to approach another team for spare parts, albeit without success.[1][2] As a result, Hall withdrew Mad Rush from the battle and the entire UK International Championships, with Legion and Luna-Tic fighting on alone. Mad Rush’s place in its remaining qualification battles - first against Naughty Snake and Sabre20, then Neon and Binky - was subsequently taken by Mini ACE; however, its profile image and statistics were still shown before these battles.

ResultsEdit

MAD RUSH - RESULTS
King of Bots UK 2018 (Insomnia 63)
Main Championship
Withdrew during Qualification Rounds
Rumble vs. Legion, Luna-Tic Withdrew
NOTE: Mad Rush withdrew from the championship following a weapon gearbox breakage, and was replaced in later rounds by Mini ACE.

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 0
  • Losses: 0

NOTE: Mad Rush's withdrawal is not considered to be a loss.

Outside King of BotsEdit

Alex Hall is the current owner of the heavyweight Mantis, which previously competed in Series 7 of Robot Wars and several live events under various owners. Following upgrades including a HARDOX bodyshell and a green and orange paint scheme similar to that of Mad Rush, Mantis entered the Robots Live! Grantham event in 2018, its first event under Hall’s ownership. There, it fought in five battles, but was unable to pick up a combat victory and was thrown out of the arena in four of them.

Mad Rush was present at the Robodojo featherweight event in March 2019, but ultimately did not compete, as the robot was not working.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnofficialRobotWars/permalink/884690291810737/
  2. Correspondence with Adam Hamilton, 15th December 2018.
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