Chronic is a heavyweight robot which competed in the first season of ABC's BattleBots reboot. Its main weapon was a powerful pneumatic flipper. It was built by Alan Young, Sam Cooper and Helen Cooper of Team Chronic, which is a prominent British team. Chronic was a rebuilt version of Kronic, one of the best robots on the British live circuit. However, it did not compete on the show, instead being chosen as a reserve robot.
Chronic also competed on Robot Wars over the course of Series 4-7 under the name Kronic the Wedgehog, later shortened to just Kronic. It had some reasonable success there, making one Heat Final and two Heat Semi Finals.
Chronic was rejected from Season 2 of the ABC show due to unknown factors, most likely due to it being a standard wedge shape, which the show is trying to move away from.
Team MAD built a second Chronic, painted white and named Apollo, which competed in and won the 2016 reboot of Robot Wars .
Robot History Edit
In Chronic's only fight, it squared off against Swamp Thing in a grudge match, It lost after something happened to its drive system. This was actually the very first fight in the new arena, and was used to practice filming angles for the show.
Chronic was due to compete in a nine bot rumble at the end of the tournament, but due to time restraints in filming, the rumble never happened.
|ABC BattleBots 2015||Grudge Match||Swamp Thing||Lost|
- Wins: 0
- Losses: 1