|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.|
剑齿象α, 剑齿象β (translated as Stegodon α and Stegodon β) was a multibot from Hong Kong which competed in the first season of King of Bots. In its only appearance, it lost to Whirlwind via knockout after both segments were immobilized by various attacks from the latter.
Stegodon α (red) and Stegodon β (dark blue) were a pair of identical two-wheeled, invertible box-shaped robots, armed with an unusual set of four chainsaw weapons. Two chainsaws were mounted on each side of both robots – one on top, one at the base – which surrounded the wheels and allowed them to attack from the front, sides and rear.
King of Bots (Season 1)
Stegodon α and Stegodon β appeared in Episode 3, where it fought Whirlwind in the first round. At the start, Stegodon α left the red square to approach Whirlwind while Stegodon β waited; however, Stegodon β was quickly attacked by Whirlwind, which buckled one of its front panels and sent several bolts flying out of it. Both Stegodon α and Stegodon β moved sluggishly in the center of the arena after this, with the latter being pursued and hit by Whirlwind again. The impact spun Stegodon β around and tore several parts of its side off, including a whole panel; after this, Stegodon β rolled towards the wall, stopped and began smoking.
Stegodon α, meanwhile, lost mobility on one side, and was violently rammed by Whirlwind once the latter’s spinning weapon stopped rotating. The attack sent it rolling towards one of the grinders, which tore off one of its rear armor panels, where it struggled to drive properly. Both Stegodon α and Stegodon β were now immobile, so in order to prevent further damage from Whirlwind, the team made an official 'tap-out' to the referee, who ended the match immediately. An electrical fire developed inside Stegodon β following the attack by Whirlwind, which was extinguished by a fire marshal once the flames spread through its internals.
|STEGODON α AND STEGODON β - RESULTS|
|King of Bots (Season 1)|
|Round 1||vs. Whirlwind||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1
|Series||Ink Thorns Series Record|
|Season 1||Round 1|
|Season 1.5||Did not enter|
|Season 2||Did not enter|
Outside King of Bots
Team captain Weng Yongyang is an experienced builder and competitor in bipedal robotics competitions, having previously won numerous medals at the 2016 International Robot Competition in Korea.
- Two of Weng Yongyang’s bipedal robots made an additional appearance in Episode 3, where they were controlled onstage by the show’s commentators.
- Stegodon α and Stegodon β was the only competitor to lose a first-round match via tap-out