An army of robots descended on Middlesex University in Hendon this week to battle it out for the top prize in a national amateur robotics competition.
As host university, Middlesex Design Engineering students and tutors took part in the exciting Eurobot competition - which pits robots designed, built and programmed by students from across the UK against each other in a series of challenges.
The students competed against the University of Southampton and also welcomed teams from Germany and Tunisia as international guests.
This year's competition took on an historic theme with tasks ranging from collecting fruit from trees, catching mammoths with nets and building fires.
RCA from Germany won the competition while the University of Southampton took second and third place.
Michael Heeney, Technical Tutor on the Design and Engineering course said: 'Sadly, we didn't win as competition was fierce. Building and designing a robot to take on such a wide and varied range of tasks is no mean feat. Our students did well considering and we're looking forward to the next challenge."
Middlesex student Meliha Beglerovic said: "This is good way for us to learn how to programme and build designs, learn the mechanics of everything and power transmissions. It's a very sociable event as you meet other people who all want to know what your robot can do."
The top three UK teams will now go head-to-head with others from across Europe in the finals to be held in Dresden, Germany from 6 – 8 June.