Leno Enjoys ‘Battlebots’ Competition
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ After watching homemade robots destroy each other in noisy battle, ``Tonight Show″ host Jay Leno came up with a strategy.
``We just kind of keep ramming the other guy,″ he said Saturday at Comedy Central’s ``Battlebots″ competition.
Leno’s ``Chin-Killa″ robot easily defeated ``Ginsu,″ a combination of saw blades on wheels.
About 140 robots entered the competition, which has become somewhat of a phenomenon for robot creators and the show’s fans. The robots, classified by weight, fight inside a Plexiglas-enclosed ring until one is destroyed or badly damaged.
``Chin-Killa,″ decorated with a caricature of Leno, was created by some of his crew members and debuted on his show earlier this month.
``I like anything that rolls and explodes and blows up,″ he said. ``It’s kind of an extension of the L.A. freeway.″
Before the fight, Leno had ``Chin-Killa″ destroy a mock Florida ballot counting machine.