A US-based company recently challenged a Japanese company for a faceoff of their giant humanoid robots. Now it has been found that Japan’s Kuratas Mecha has formally accepted the challenge.
It has been said that the US team posted a video challenge on YouTube for Kuratas. It said, “You have a giant robot, we have a giant robot — we have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world to fight them to the death. Prepare yourselves, and name the battlefield. In one year, we fight”.
In its acceptance video, Suidobashi agreed to the fight, thanking the American team for their challenge, and kept forward its desire to engage in hand-to-hand battle.
The battle will pit MegaBot’s 12,000 lb. Mark II robot against the Kuratas created by Suidobashi. Kuratas, the only giant humanoid robot manufacturer besides MegaBot, is all set to meet the MegaBots suit most likely in next year. Giant robots of both the companies are equipped with paintball guns and will be piloted by teams comprising engineers of the rivaling nations.
It takes two pilots to operate MegaBot. The robot is loaded with a number of guns, some of them are even capable of shooting a 3 lb. paint cannon at a speed of more than 100 mph. The Kuratas on the other hand weighs in slightly lighter at 9,000 lbs.
Suidobashi has left the organization of the battle in the hands of MegaBots. The fight is expected to take place at a year’s duration from now. The teams will have plenty of time to fine-tune their robots and prepare them for battle.