Taku is a US Antweight class robot. It is an unmodified Viper kit, utilizing the original's basic pushing wedge. Taku was somewhat successful, earning an equal number of wins and losses at its only event.
In the first round, Taku faced Fire Ant, an upgraded Viper wedge. Footage from this fight has been lost, but we know Taku won this fight and advanced.
Next Taku faced two-wheeled wedge Tasmanian Devil. Footage from this fight has been lost, but we know Taku lost this fight and dropped into the loser's bracket.
Now in the loser's bracket, Taku faced vertical spinner Chop, which was being driven by an audience member for this fight. Taku started aggressively, charging after Chop in its starting square and getting under it several times, eventually catching it and pinning it against one of the arena sawblades. Chop and Taku maneuvered around one another, with Chop getting a charge underneath Taku and slicing at its wheels with its blade. Taku backed away and lined up with Chop, the two locking wedges briefly before backing away. Taku remained aggressive, getting under and nudging Chop around, but Chop retaliated, getting under the back of Taku and nicking its underside before shoving it backwards into the arena wall. Chop backed away and Taku pursued, pinning Chop into the other side of the arena. Chop continued to retreat as Taku took it into the arena walls twice more. Taku miscalculated a turn and allowed Chop to get another hit in with its vertical disc, but Taku recovered and the two circled one another, with Taku once again resuming the attack, ramming Chop into the wall a few more times. Chop got another hit in with the disc but Taku was in control of the fight, continuing to push Chop around the arena and into the walls several times, until surprisingly Chop turned around and got under Taku, pinning it into the wall and slicing at it with the disc until time ran out. In the end, Taku won the judge's decision and advanced.
Next, Taku faced Fire Ant again. This time, the fight was over very quickly, as Taku was unable to push Fire Ant, which was able to line up and pit Taku in under thirty seconds, eliminating Taku from the tournament.
Taku did not return for the antweight rumble for unknown reasons.
|Kilobots XXXVI||Antweight Rookie||Fire Ant||Won|
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 2