Robots take over Redditch

By <b>Connie Osborne Thursday 28 August 2014 Updated: 29/08 07:58

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Buy photos » Debbie Lakeman from Forge Mill Museum meets and greets some robots on display. Photo by Marcus Mingins 3514023MMR

A DAY of destruction is on offer at Forge Mill as Robot Wars takes centre stage.

Visited are invited to see robots from the hit BBC television series on Sunday (August 31).

From 11am until 4pm people can get up close with house robot Major Damage which weights 960kg as well as former heavyweight champion Ripper.

A special 3m by 3m arena will be constructed where people can watch display fights and tournament matches in the featherweight category.

There will also be the opportunity for the public to have a go and drive the robots themselves, while an exhibition showcasing famous bots, cyborgs and androids will also be on offer.

Both goodies and baddies will be on display including Robocop, a Star Wars battle droid, and Robby from Lost in Space.

Debbie Lakeman, access and learning officer for Forge Mill, said: “We are extremely excited about Robot Wars coming to the museum.

“It is guaranteed to be a day full of fun for budding, wannabe roboteers and fans alike.”

Entry costs £3 for adults and £1 for children which includes entry into the museum.

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