Chaos 2 is a combat robot from the UK Television Series Robot Wars, designed and built by self-employed mechanic George Francis,[1] from Ipswich,[2] and operated by Team Chaos.[3] Twice winner of the UK Robot Wars Championship and the only robot with that distinction, it was the first robot to use its flipper to throw its opponents out of the arena altogether. This machine was also the first to defeat Hypno-Disc in Series 3.[4] Its flipper is commonly considered to be one of the most powerful in Robot Wars,[5] although it is not as powerful as the catapult-style flipper of Wheely Big Cheese. However, its weapon is superior in terms of efficiency, but has a limited supply of CO2, which provides the power for the weapon. The robot has been reincarnated several times over the years, previously appearing as Robot The Bruce and Chaos. Its flipper was also used as a self-righting mechanism when the robot was inverted, flipping the entire robot over in a half-somersault so it could continue fighting.

Chaos 2
Chaos 2 from Series 3 onwards
Height0.42 m (1.4 ft)
Width0.63 m (2.1 ft)
Depth0.92 m (3.0 ft)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
Weight classHeavyweight
Primary weaponFlipper
Maximum speed12 mph (19 km/h)
Turning circle0 m (0 ft)
Ground clearance70 mm (2.8 in)
Power source2 × 1kW motors
Team nameTeam Chaos
Team membersGeorge Francis
Ian Swann
Richard Swann
Country of originUnited Kingdom

Chaos 2 is an inaugural member of the Combat Robot Hall of Fame. It also has its own pullback toy, pullback minibot and DVD.

Team Chaos had a small rivalry with Team Mace. The two teams first met in the Heat Final of Series 2. Mace pushed Chaos into Matilda, who flipped Chaos over. Chaos attempted to self-right, but was unable to because Francis and Cutter had forgotten to fit pieces of plastic on the back of the robot to help it self-right. In the next series, the teams met again in the second round of the Series Semi-Finals. This time however, Chaos 2 flipped Mace 2 over, and this time Mace 2 was unable to self-right, and Chaos 2 was declared the winner, to go through to the Grand Final. Gemini, Team Mace's entry for Series 4 and 5, never faced Chaos 2 (despite the likelihood increasing due to Gemini's heat being placed among the first eight in Series 4, when it should not have been), so the scores stay at one victory each for the two teams.

Chaos 2 also holds the record of being the only robot to successfully defend its title in the series (winning the Series 3 and 4 championships in a row), as well as being the first robot to remove a competitor from the arena during battle (doing this with Firestorm in Series 3, though not intentionally).


Weight: 84 kg (during its last appearance in Robot Wars Extreme: Series 2)
Dimensions: 38 cm × 92 cm × 72 cm
Clearance: 7 cm
Power: electric motors
Weapons: powerful pneumatic CO2 powered flipper

Battle summary


Series 3

UK Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat E Round 1 Crocodilotron Won
Heat E Round 2 Sonic Won
Heat E Final The Big Cheese Won
Semi-Finals Round 1 Trident Won
Semi-Finals Round 2 Mace 2 Won
Grand Final Eliminator Firestorm Won
Grand Final Hypno-Disc Won
First World Championship

Chaos 2 represented England in this competition.

Round Opponent Result
Round 1 Killerhurtz (Czech Republic) Won
Round 2 Razer (England) Lost

Series 4

UK Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat A Eliminator Atomic, Indefatigable Qualified
Heat A Semi-Final Medusa 2000 Won
Heat A Final Atomic Won
Semi-Finals Round 1 Steg 2 Won
Semi-Finals Round 2 Tornado Won
Grand Final Eliminator Stinger Won
Grand Final Pussycat Won
Northern Annihilator
Round Opponent Result
Round 1 Spikasaurus, Stinger, Killerhurtz, Dominator 2, Suicidal Tendencies Eliminated

Robot Wars Extreme - Series 1

Round Opponent Result
International Mayhem Alien Destructor (Netherlands) and Philliper (Belgium) Won
Flipper Frenzy Thermidor 2, Wheely Big Cheese, Bigger Brother Lost
Challenge Belt Tornado Lost
All Stars Championship
Round Opponent Result
Round 1 X-Terminator Won
Round 2 Wheely Big Cheese Won
Semi-Finals Tornado Lost
Second World Championship

Chaos 2 represented the UK in this competition.

Round Opponent Result
Round 1 Manta (USA), Mastiff (Italy), Ansgar (Germany) Eliminated

Series 5

UK Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat A Eliminator Storm Force Won
Heat A Semi-Final The Steel Avenger Won
Heat A Final S.M.I.D.S.Y. Won
Semi-Finals Round 1 Wild Thing Won
Semi-Finals Round 2 Bigger Brother Lost

Series 6

UK Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat C Round 1 Destructosaur, Mighty Mouse, Iron-Awe 2 Qualified
Heat C Round 2 Crushtacean Won
Heat C Final Dantomkia Lost

Robot Wars Extreme - Series 2

All Stars Championship
Round Opponent Result
Heat B Round 1 Razer, 13 Black Eliminated

This was its final fight. However, after this loss, it received an overhaul to bring it back to working order. Chaos 2 continued to fight in live events for a while before becoming a static display, its last appearance being in 2007. As of 2019, George Francis still has Chaos 2 in his possession.

Preceded by UK Robot Wars
Reigning Champion (Series 3, 4)
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Chaos 2 - UK Robot Wars Competitor". 2012-10-30. Archived from the original on 2012-10-30. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  2. ^ "Robot Wars Champion". East Anglian Daily Times. 13 January 2016. Archived from the original on 30 April 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ "The Team". 2011-08-07. Archived from the original on 2011-08-07. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  4. ^ "Chaos 2 vs Hypno-Disc". Youtube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-22.
  5. ^ "Home - Robot Wars". Retrieved 2019-04-12.