Crash Test Dummy was a robot that competed in Season 3.0 and Season 5.0 of BattleBots. It was a black robot with literally a crash test dummy, dressed up in a hard hat and crash test logos. Its only weapon was to be airbags that would inflate to deflect the opponent and self-right Crash Test Dummy, but at the time they were considered entanglement devices and had to be removed, leaving the robot with few defenses except to spin or use its lower half or the spikes to its advantage. Crash Test Dummy, although reaching the televised rounds in its debut season, didn't do very well, winning only once in its 3 total fights. It was built by Robert Doerr for the team Robot Workshop.
Crash Test Dummy also had a middleweight counterpart built for Season 5.0 named Crash Test Junior.
In the beginning of the match, Crash Test Dummy started spinning and BattleRat flipped it in less than 15 seconds. Crash Test Dummy fell face first onto one of the hellraisers and it eventually got back on it's feet after getting hit by the hellraisers multiple times. BattleRat's lifting arm was now stuck in the upright position, as its only strategy was to capture Crash Test Dummy and push it to the arena hazards. BattleRat pushed Crash Test Dummy to the killsaws and then the arena wall. BattleRat then pushed Crash Test Dummy on the pulverizer and it got hit several times, with one hit removing Crash Test Dummy's plastic hat. BattleRat raised it's lifting arm backwards and Crash Test Dummy moved around the arena before the time ran out. BattleRat won on a 33-12 judge's decision and Crash Test Dummy was eliminated from the tournament.
Crash Test Dummy's only match in Season 5.0 was against Ripkin. Ripkin won on a 35-10 judge's decision and Crash Test Dummy was eliminated from the tournament again.
- Wins: 1
- Losses: 2
|Season 3.0||Collateral Damage||BattleRat|
Mark Beiro Introductions
"Three more executions and this bot will be eligible for the governorship of Texas. All hail CRASH TEST DUMMY!"
- At the end of the T-Minus vs Double Agent battle, Crash Test Dummy can be seen in the crowd.
- The lights inside Crash Test Dummy provide the builders with status updates about the robot.