If you're a big fan of ROBOT BATTLES . . . like the movie "Real Steel" and the old shows "Robot Wars" and "Battle Bots" . . . this should be right up your alley.
Syfy is developing a show called "Robot Combat League", where eight-foot-tall, 1,000-pound, state-of-the-art humanoid robots will duke it out in a boxing cage . . . kind of like a real-life version of the coolest game ever, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots!
WWE wrestler CHRIS JERICHO will be the host. (--If you don't watch the WWE, you might remember him from being on "Dancing with the Stars" last year.)
Here's how it will work: There will be 12 teams of two people each . . . a "fighter" and a robotics engineer. Each team will have their own unique robot to control.
By the way, one of the "fighters" will be MMA superstar AMANDA LUCAS, the daughter of "Star Wars" creator GEORGE LUCAS. (--Unfortunately, she will NOT have a C-3PO-themed robot, although that would have been AWESOME.)
Each fight will consist of three rounds, and the winning team will advance. The overall winners will get a $100,000 grand prize. Chris Jericho will set-up each fight, and will provide play-by-play commentary throughout.
"Robot Combat League" premieres on February 26th.
Also, you might find this interesting: A Syfy exec says they've wanted to do something like this for a while now, but the technology to make it work with big, human-like robots wasn't there yet.
And then they found a team who was able to have a giant robot attacking a Volkswagen Beetle that was suspended in the air. (???) The exec says, quote, "The robot was hitting it, it was tearing the mirrors off, and breaking the windows.
"[But] until we actually saw them in the ring fighting, we didn't think it would work.
"[Our team] 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's truly spectacular."
Oh, and they aren't saying how much these robots COST . . . other than to say, quote, "It's a lot."
(--Here are some pictures to give you an idea what this might look like.)