THE MEGABOTS CHALLENGE
I am not talking about science fiction or a transformer movie. What I am talking about is a real fight that is going to to happen between two giant robots weighting more than 13000 Lbs.
Exactly one year back a small american robotic company Megabots inc which built 12000 pound rusty robot in a garage challenged A 9,000lb robot known as KURATAS created by a group in Japan known as Suidobashi Heavy Industries for a duel and rest his history.
Suidobashi Heavy Industries agreed to MegaBots’ challenge under the conditions that the fight includes melee combat.(Hand to hand)
“Just building something huge and sticking guns on it. It’s Super American … If we’re going to win this, I want to punch them to scrap and knock them down to do it.” – Kogoro Kurata
MegaBots didn’t back down either.
MegaBots founders Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein raised more than 500000$ from a kick starter campaign apart from gaining support from robotic experts from NASA, AUTODESK etc and schedule for a season one bout on SEP 28th. Now the fight looks more like America VS Japan and is creating excitement more than any sport. Megabots Just released a trailer and you will love it.