Robot Wars launch show presented by Dara O Briain and Angela Scanlon. Eight fighting robot teams battle it out to get past the initial group stage to progress into the mini league of the head to heads. The two teams with the most points after the head to heads battle it out in the heat final. Notable teams include the students from Reading with Clusterbot Nuts, The General, built in a milking shed in Wales, and the family team from Caithness, Scotland. The most famous team in fighting Robot history, Razer, makes a long-awaited appearance.