The Mortician

The Mortician

The Mortician was a Middleweight robot built by Hardcore Robotics that competed in the 2007 BattleBots Event at Sun Microsystems Java One conference. It was a two wheeled, box shaped, invertible robot which was armed with a very powerful spinning bar. The Mortician did well in the event, reaching the semifinals before losing to Icewave. Hardcore Robotics also built the 2016 ABC Reboot Champion Tombstone, and 2015 alternate Swamp Thing. The Mortician would compete in RoboGames with a great deal of success up until 2013 when it was ultimately retired.

Robot History

BattleBots at Java One

The Mortician rips Forks wedge off

The Mortician rips Forks wedge off.

The Mortician's first match was against Fork.This fight started with The Mortician getting up to full speed, and slamming into the front wedge of Fork, which deflected the blow. The Mortician then hit the side of Fork, ripping the wedge off, as well as disabling one half of its drivetrain, and ripping a tire off. The Mortician then continued delivering hits until Fork could no longer move, and was counted out. This meant that The Mortician was now in the semifinals against Icewave. The Mortician lost this fight, and was eliminated from the competition.


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1
Competition Wins Losses
BattleBots at Java One Fork Icewave

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