1.5kg - Beetleweight
Gladius is the first beetleweight by Venator Robotics. With a hefty weight to match the heaviest machines in this division, and a strong drive setup, it's sure to give all opponents a hard time in combat.
Gladius' appearance is inspired by the tools of warfare used by the ancient Romans. The classical theme influences the entire design of the robot, including the chassis shape, weaponry and material selection. It was more challenging than I expected, but I am delighted with the result. There is no other combat robot that looks quite like Gladius!
You can read through the Gladius build diary here on my blog.
Gladius was built during April to September 2020, and is waiting for the chance to enter the arena!