Chris Jericho Will Host Robot Combat League

 Chris Jericho
Chris Jericho (Photo by: Tommy Garcia/SyFy)
Syfy’s rock ’em sock ’em robots reality series, Robot Combat League, will debut on February 26, 2013 at 10pm. According to the network, the new series “reinvents gladiatorial combat for the 21st century” and “will feature tournament-style battles between eight-feet tall, state-of-the-art humanoid robots controlled by human robo-jockeys.” Robotics expert Mark Setrakian designed and created the robots to be used on the series.
 
WWE’s Chris Jericho is hosting the show and will be providing robot/boxing/reality show fans with play-by-play commentary.
 
The Details:
 
“The idea of robots in battle has captured the imagination for generations. Now, through ground-breaking engineering, the fusion of a human’s fighting spirit with a powerful robotic machine built for destruction has become a reality. This extraordinary new series will feature twelve teams consisting of a fighter (a robo-jockey) and a robotics engineer (a robo-tech) from myriad backgrounds including a race car driver, an Olympic athlete, a National Guard helicopter pilot along with a mix of professional fighters and software engineers. Each team is paired with its own unique robot and will fight in a first-of-its kind competition using a high-tech exo-suit that translates their movements to their robot. Each fight consists of three rounds of intense action, with the winning team advancing in the competition.”
 
Source: Syfy