Talos was a brown box-wedge shaped robot that competed exclusively in Series 2 of Robot Wars, entered by a team who all worked in an automation department. Talos reached the arena stage of its heat, after managing to pit house robot Dead Metal in the Gauntlet stage, but was then defeated by the eventual heat winner G.B.H. in the heat semi-final.
The team intended to build Talos 2 for Series 4, but it is unknown if the robot was ever completed.
In Greek mythology, Talos was also the name of a Bronze giant created by Hephaestus, the God of Fire and Forge, to protect the island of Crete from invaders.
Robot History Edit
Talos participated in Heat J of the Second Wars. In the Gauntlet stage of the heat, Talos used its two-wheel drive to push its way through the barrels and got past Matilda, but Shunt came in and pushed it against the arena side wall. Then Talos amazingly managed to push Dead Metal into the pit of oblivion. After that, Shunt then came in and pushed Talos into the pit too. Talos had covered 6.5m, putting it third out of 6 on the leaderboard, meaning it was enough to go through ahead of Kill Dozer, Penetrator and Broot.
The trial was to be the Tug of War, so Talos switched t its four-wheel drive for extra pulling ability. Talos put up a good fight against Matilda, but was pulled into the furnace after 21.47 seconds, however, this was enough to put Talos third on the leaderboard out of 5, this was enough for it to proceed to the arena stage of the heat.
In the heat semi-final, Talos was drawn up against the experienced Team Joint Effort with G.B.H.. Talos was armed with the lance weapon for this battle instead of the spikes, but after a short while of the two robots dodging around each other, G.B.H. attacked Talos side on, and slowly flipped it over using its scoop weapon. Because Talos lacked a srimech, it couldn't self-right, it was declared immobilised and eliminated from the competition.
- Wins: 2
- Losses: 1