Grunt was a robot that competed in the first series of Robot Wars. It was a relatively long, thin wedge shaped robot with no weapons of which to speak of. It was also very fast for its size at 15mph, and had a novelty lightbulb on top.

Grunt was, in fact, not a real competitor robot, but rather one of three robots supplied by the Robot Wars team in order to make up the numbers, as only 33 true contenders had taken part (the other two being WYSIWYG and The Mouse). Grunt was in fact driven by the son of Robot Wars judge Eric Dickinson, and had been created by technical consultant Derek Foxwell.

The 2 Grunts in 1995

As a direct result from this, Grunt was not permitted to pass through the Trial stage. Thereby, after completing the Gauntlet in the second fastest time, it drove straight off the Sumo platform in the Trial. This made it, along with the other Stock Robots very unpopular with other teams, particularly Barry, who was eliminated in the Gauntlet and denied the opportunity to test its strengths in the Sumo.

There actually appeared to be two versions of Grunt and both of which fought in the 1995 UK Open.

Robot History[edit | edit source]

Grunt started very quickly speeding past the house robots in the gauntlet and reaching the end zone. In the Trial, which was Sumo Basho, Grunt drove around Shunt, but then drove off the edge of the ring, thus eliminating it, much to the distaste of the Barry team, whose robot had lost to Grunt, as they felt it would have done better in the sumo.

Results[edit | edit source]

Series Event Round Opponent(s) Results
UK Robot Wars Series 1 Heat A Gauntlet N/A Completed



Sumo Shunt 4.15 seconds



Wins/Losses[edit | edit source]

  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1
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