Robot Wars Reboot: A Host of Young Engineers Show Off Skills

Robot Wars Reboot: A Host of Young Engineers Show Off Skills

By: Daniel Steingold | July 25, 2016

A 19-year-old who is expected to be a star on the revived British series “Robot Wars”, is gaining attention for how he learned his engineering skills from YouTube tutorials.

Ellis Ware, who watched the show during its original run when he was three years old, said that being on the show will be “a dream come true.”

Ware’s robot, which he named “Pulsar”, has proven to be so powerful that the production team of “Robot Wars” decided to move the show’s fighting arena to a bulletproof glass room.

They have compared the amount and type of noise it makes to “a jet engine when it starts up. It’s the most incredible noise that sends shivers up your back.”

Ware, who will appear on the fifth episode of the revived series, also runs his own robot-parts company called Ranglebox. Pulsar apparently has been designed to spin at 9,000 revolutions per minute.

Many of the young competitors on “Robot Wars” are using new technology, such as 3D printers, to build their robots from ground up.

“Robot Wars” originally aired in 1998, and was presented by Jeremy Clarkson. It would move to different hosts and channels before finally going off air in 2004.

It is believed that the influx of new modern technology has made a reboot of the show viable.

Many of the robots in the reboot will be double the size of ones in the cancelled series, and many fans have demonstrated a warm reception in response to the series’ revival.

“Robot Wars” came back on air on July 24, 2016.

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