Michael Oates 17
Captain, Head Designer, Robot Builder and Driver
Adrian Oates 51
Electronic Engineer at a Research Laboratory
What makes Eruption unique...
Michael is one of the youngest team captains in the competition, and the team claims he is ‘one of the best drivers in the country,’ as they’ve won many amateur UK championships. Michael has been driving robots since he was six years old and loved watching the original series when he was two. Team Eruption has used their £1,000 to transform their regular flipper robot into a Flipper and Gripper robot, which is a “very rare” combination of weaponry in the robot combat community.