Tune in tonight (May 11, 2018) at 8PM because BattleBots Is Back on Discovery. After originating on Comedy Central back in 2000, BattleBots had a revival for two seasons on ABC in 2015 and 2016. Now an all new season is set to premiere tonight at 8pm on the Discovery Channel. If you miss it, you can watch it on Science Channel on Wednesday, May 16th at 9pm.
Robot Combat Sports is a perfect geek spectator sport. The battles hinge on not only the unique design of each robot, and how they match up against to a specific competitor, but on the skills of the drivers. They may go in with a plan, but as the flames shoot and the sparks fly, all hell can let loose for three minutes of metal on metal mayhem.
For this new season of BattleBots, ring announcer Faruq Tauheed is back. Also returning are some favorite battle bots from the past including Bite Force, Bronco, Minotaur, Tombstone, Witch Doctor, Chomp, Bombshell, and Yeti.
This is BattleBots, where competitors design and operate remote-controlled armed and armored machines designed to fight in an arena combat elimination tournament.
BattleBots features the biggest, baddest, strongest, and fastest next-generation robots from all over the world as they duke it out for supremacy in the rapidly exploding world of Robot Combat Sports. Chris Rose and Kenny Florian return to call all the action, while Jessica Chobot serves as the sideline reporter. Faruq Tauheed is back as the ring announcer.
The metal munching mayhem is back, from the bots to the builders, the flames, the spark and all the robot guts and glory. Each match consists of two robots competing in a single, three-minute bout in which the goal is to destroy or disable their opponent. If there is no knockout during the battle, a panel of judges will declare a victor. Some of the returning favorites this season include Tombstone, Minotaur, Chomp, Witch Doctor, Bronco, Bombshell, Bite Force, Yeti, and more.
BattleBots highlights the design and build of each robot, bot builder backstories, and their pursuit of the BattleBots championship. Homemade robots built on a myriad of platforms and featuring a huge variety of deadly weapons go head-to-head, all captured by state-of-the-art onboard technology and cameras to enhance viewing and provide combat analytics.