Treadnought is a US Antweight class robot built by Team Jester that competed at Kilobots 40. Stylized to look like a tank, Treadnought was a tread-driven robot armed with a hinged titanium wedge in the front and an overhead "turret" that spun at high speeds to lash at opponents with a pair of flails. Treadnought had some success, winning and losing one fight at its inaugural event as well as losing one fight by default.
In the first round, Treadnought faced modified Viper kit Cupcake. Cupcake was having technical issues in this fight, as it seemed barely able to move around the arena. After a few bumps from Treadnought, Cupcake stopped moving entirely and was counted out, giving Treadnought the win by knockout.
In the next round, Treadnought would have faced GoldRush, but as both robots were entered by the same builder, GoldRush was chosen to advance, dropping Treadnought into the loser's bracket.
Treadnought's next opponent was vertical spinner Chop. Chop proved unable to bring its weapon to bear against Treadnought, even having its vertical spinner disabled after one of Treadnought's flails broke and became tangled in its motor assembly, but it was a much stronger pusher and maintained control of the fight enough to sway the judge's decision, eliminating Treadnought from the tournament.
Treadnought did not return for the antweight rumble, as its builder was driving GoldRush instead.
|Kilobots 40||Antweight Rookies||Cupcake||Won|
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 1