Take a look at three of the main ways the technology used by the robots seen on Robot Wars has advanced since the series' original run.
The BBC has revealed the updated versions of the four returning House Robots Sir Killalot, Dead Metal, Matilda and Shunt.
All four upgraded designs closely resemble the classic versions, but make use of modern build materials and techniques to make them a match for even the fiercest competitor robots.
The new House Robots are significantly larger than their original incarnations with Shunt, the lightest of the four, now weighing in at 327kg. Thats roughly three times more than the 105kg he used to weigh.
Shunt retains his axe, snow plough and rear lifting scoop. The axe is made from titanium and can fire in 0.25 seconds, while the scoop can now lift 350kg.
Matilda weighs 350kg, with her rear mounted vertically spinning flywheel using up 10% of her total weight. It can spin 25 times per second. Her revamped tusks can lift 1.5 tonnes.
Dead Metal now tips the scales at 343kg, and is armed with a 45cm diameter circular saw which spins at over 200mph to cut through even the toughest of armour. His pneumatic pincers have a grabbing force of 300kg, and open up to 1.4 metres wide.
Finally, Sir Killalot weighs an incredible 741kg and move at up to 10mph which is roughly twice as fast as the old version. He has also virtually impenetrable Armox armour. Each of his weapon arms can lift 300kg, and his hydraulic claws crush with a force of 2.5 tonnes.
The BBC still won't give an exact date for the return of Robot Wars, however it is believed to coming back to televisions screens sometime around late July or early August 2016.
The brand new series of Robot Wars debuted last night, with fans of the show responding positively. The first episode attracted 2 million viewers on BBC Two according to overnight figures.
The new series of Robot Wars will be heading to home media, including Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD later in 2016, thanks to a partnership with Dazzler Films.
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