Meet the Robot Wars House Robots
As well as fighting each other, entrants into Robot Wars had much more to contend with in the form of the “House Robots”. As these didn’t have to conform to the same rules as the contestants, the Robots Wars design team, led by Chris Reynolds, were given free rein to create an army of robots with distinct looks, personalities, weaponry and resulting skill sets. They would be larger, heavier, and have weapons that would cause wide consternation amongst competitors. The popularity of the House Robots afforded new additions to be made as the show continued as well as improvements and upgrades to the originals.