How do you train a boxing robot? Very carefully.

This short-short film is a neat piece of eye candy that integrates its well-worn computer-generated boxing robot into a live action world. It's also a handy lesson on the hazards of training robot boxers. » 6/16/13 12:30pm 6/16/13 12:30pm

Syfy launches a giant boxing robot show that wants to be a real-life …

Did you like Real Steel? That movie about Wolverine and a little boy teaching a large boxing robot how to, er... box? The TV executives at Syfy must have, because they just greenlit Robot Combat League, a show about 8-foot-tall robots who get in a boxing ring and, er... well... they still box, actually. It will be… » 11/20/12 3:30pm 11/20/12 3:30pm

Underground robot boxing matches have been around for 80 years

In the upcoming film Real Steel, robot boxing is the wave of the future. But as this article from a 1931 issue of Modern Mechanics demonstrates, robo-boxing's been around forever. Hopefully the movie can write a better ending than reality. » 1/17/11 4:01pm 1/17/11 4:01pm