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Meow is a British featherweight robot which competed in the 2018 King of Bots UK International Championships. Entered by the Infinite Monkeys team from Stratford-upon-Avon, it endured a limited run of success in the main competition, finishing second to DB12 and third to Furious George in its first two qualification rounds. Another third-place finish, this time against Sabre20, resulted in Meow being eliminated from the 2018 UK International Championships, having not scored enough points to progress further.

Meow also fought in a number of side events held alongside the main championship, including two whiteboard battles, a Tag Team battle (partnered with Orpheus and the eighteen-way Gladiator battle. There, it picked up at least one victory in the ‘Farmageddon’ whiteboard, after surviving to a Judges’ decision and benefiting from Furious George’s disqualification for attacking an immobile Hedgebot.

DesignEdit

Meow Q1 lifter open

Meow with its lifter partially open, as it appeared in its first qualification round

Meow is a two-wheel drive robot with a box-wedge shaped profile and two pyramid-shaped ‘ears’, designed to resemble what the team described as a ‘steampunk stylised cat head’.[1] Its weapon was a rear-hinged lifter powered by a linear actuator; although not fast enough to fully re-right the robot, Meow’s lifter could still do so by levering it on its back panels, where the robot’s wheels would regain contact with the arena floor.

Meow arena Q3

Meow, partially-decorated

Meow initially entered the 2018 UK International Championships in a plain black paint scheme. The Infinite Monkeys team later applied white stripes to the bottom of its front panels before its second qualifier, and additional decorations to its entire front end before the ‘Farmageddon’ battle. These included a set of cat’s eyes, whiskers, nose, mouth and ears, in keeping with the robot’s feline theme.

ResultsEdit

MEOW - RESULTS
King of Bots UK 2018 (Insomnia 63)
Main Championship
Qualification Rounds
Rumble vs. DB12, Vega Lost (2 points)
Rumble vs. Furious George, Utopia Lost (1 point)
Rumble vs. Red Hot Tilly Pecker, Sabre20 Lost (1 point)
Tag Team
Partnered with Orpheus
Tag Team vs. Crabsolutely Clawful & Take Cover, Apex & Broadax 2 Disqualified
NOTE: Meow and Orpheus were disqualified from their Tag Team battle, after both robots left their corners and reached the center of the arena together in the opening moments.
Gladiator
Gladiator vs. Crabsolutely Clawful, Take Cover, DB12, Impact, Aegis, Barróg, Orpheus, Neon, Mini ACE, BANE, Binky, The Claw, Hedgebot, Sabre20, Satanix, Luna-Tic, Raving Luna-Tic Lost
Whiteboard Battles
Whiteboard vs. Satanix, Broadax 2, The Mighty Unicorn, Strix, Crabsolutely Clawful, Enigma Lost
Farmageddon vs. Crabsolutely Clawful, Furious George, Spank the Monkey, Nelly the Ellybot, Hedgebot Won

Wins/LossesEdit

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 6

NOTE: Meow and Orpheus’s disqualification from their Tag Team battle is considered to be a loss.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://www.facebook.com/InfiniteMonkeysFightingRobots/posts/1758736050886864

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