1.5kg - Beetleweight

Gladius is the first beetleweight by Venator Robotics. Weighing in at 1.45KG and packing a punch with its 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 think the work paid off and that the machine really looks the part!

You can read through the Gladius build diary here on my blog.

Gladius was built during April to September 2020, and needs some TLC after the awesome BBB Beetleweight Championships.

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