Now that news of the widely known House Robots’ return has emerged, the Robot Wars is set to become more exhilarating and thrilling than ever.
BBC revealed, as highlighted by this tweet, that the four original robots Matilda, Shunt, Dead Metal and Sir Killalot will be returning to the show, adding that they will be “deadlier than ever.”
The return of the robots was also teased in two recently released video clips (which can be viewed at the bottom of the article), offering fans and viewers a brief glimpse as to which robots will be making a return. Presenters Dara O’Briain and Angela Scanlon will be the new hosts, putting an end to rumors that we might see Craig Charles making a return. Jonathan Pearce, who previously worked as series commentator from 1998 to 2004, will reprise his role.
The robots, the descendants of the original Robot Wars, have undergone evolution and were upgraded to meet modern-day standards.
“Robot Wars is an absolute TV classic and I’m thrilled to be updating it for the next generation of viewers,” BBC Two and BBC Four controller Kim Shillinglaw said previously, as reported by Metro.co.uk. “With new technological advances making for an even more exciting and immersive experience this is a fantastic example of the kind of content-rich factual entertainment that BBC Two excels at.”
BBC reports that filming of Robot Wars will be held in the presence of a studio audience in a new purpose-built fighting arena in Glasgow. Ever since the show aired more than a decade ago, several technological techniques have been included. State-of-the-art cameras will allow viewers at home to get closer to the action.
The judges for the show are Professor Noel Sharkey, a Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics at Sheffield University and the co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics; Professor Sethu Vijayakumar, Director at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics at University of Edinburgh; Doctor Lucy Rogers, Doctor of Mechanical Engineering and owner of robotics building company, Makertorium.