Collection 9 of Robotic Wars aired in early 2017, returning to the Glasgow area used within the earlier sequence. The sequence was once more hosted by Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon, with commentary from Jonathan Pearce, additionally that includes the identical Judges as Collection eight. The earlier 12 months’s Home Robots returned, in addition to the reigning champion Apollo.
The sequence was first confirmed by way of on-line articles launched within the early hours of October 11, 2016 .Purposes for competing groups closed on October 21st. The sequence was filmed in a single block in December 2016, from the 2nd to the seventh. The filming block included 2016’s Christmas Particular, Robotic Wars: Battle of the Stars, and the principle sequence, airing at a later date.