If you saw the robots squaring off in "Real Steel," starring Hugh Jackman, and thought to yourself, "man, this would be awesome to watch in real life," you're in luck. According to Entertainment Weekly, SyFy is going to air a new show called "Robot Combat League," which will "feature brutal boxing battles between 12 teams with tall, 1,000-pound humanoid robots."
Hosted by Chris Jericho of WWE fame, the show will feature robots created by Mark Setrakian, the guy technologically behind such films as "Men In Black" and "Hellboy." SyFy president Mark Stern added that "Setrakian created a robotics system that can mimic a human's actions and movements. We've had robots decapitated, we've had robots cut in half. It was truly spectacular."
EW reports that "Robot Combat League's" robots will mimic the fighting moves of shadow-boxing controllers. Each team will have a fighter and an engineer from mixed backgrounds: EW says a race car driver, Olympic athelete, and MMA fighter Amanda Lucas (George Lucas' daughter). And each team will have its own custom-designed robot with unique strengths and vulnerabilities. There's no word on when "Robot Combat League" will debut, but it shouldn't be long — EW says SyFy finished production of the first season last week.
Will you be watching?
[via The Verge]