|This article's name is a rough translation from Chinese, and the team have yet to specify the robot's official name. As such, the article's title may not be entirely accurate.|
矩子 (translated as Moment) was a heavyweight robot from Shandong, China which competed in the first season of King of Bots. Entered by a trio of mechanical engineers, it reached the second round after initially winning against the British entry Griffin on a Judges' decision. However, radio reception issues led to an unfortunate loss against Knife Legend, where Moment and its opponent never made contact.
Moment is a black, two-wheeled, wedge-shaped robot armed with a diagonally-mounted spinning bar. The bar was heavy and could reach reasonable spinning speeds, and was mounted at somewhat of an angle so it was not necessary to spin the bar through the body of the robot. However, it had two highly exposed tyres at the rear, and the bar tended to stop upon contact with other robots. Moment was also held back by its receiver being buried well within the body of the robot, which in conjunction with the spinning bar atop it, led to radio reception issues.
Robot History Edit
As before, Griffin pursued Moment once the latter’s weapon stopped spinning, repeatedly bumping it in the process, but without being able to grab hold of it as a result of its beak being disabled. Eventually, it started spinning on the spot between the circular saws and flame jets, and continued to do so for the remainder of the battle as it tried to grab Moment again. Time ran out, with the battle going to a Judges’ decision as a result of both robots remaining mobile. The decision went in favour of Moment allowing it to go through to the next round.
In the second round, Moment fought a fellow bar spinner in Knife Legend.Both robots required to spin up their weapons, but Moment was the more tentative machine in doing so, fleeing from Knife Legend which inadvertently disabled its own weapon by slamming into the wall. Moment had gained the advantage, but suddenly ground to a halt in the middle of the arena due to radio reception issues. While Knife Legend circled around it, Moment was counted out, and eliminated forty seconds into the battle, despite neither robot making contact with the other. Moment was not awarded a wildcard, and thus did not progress to the next round.
|MOMENT - RESULTS|
|King of Bots (Season 1)|
|Round 1||vs. Griffin||Won|
|Round 2||vs. Knife Legend||Lost|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1
|Series||Moment Series Record|
|Season 1|| Round 2|
|Season 1.5||Did not enter|
|Season 2||Did not enter|
- Moment was the first robot to lose a battle in spite of making no contact with its opponent. Coincidentally, the victor of the battle, Knife Legend, would lose in the same fashion in its next fight.
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