Japan and America agree to put giant fighting robots into battle

Awesome! (Hat tip.)

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: two giant fighting robots – one Japanese and one American – will square off in a melee one year from now.

That is, if the robots’ two owners keep their word.

Last week, MegaBots, an American engineering company, challenged Japan’s Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a duel.

The battle would pitch the 12,000 lbs (850-stone) MegaBots Mark II against Suidobashi’s Kuratas, which weighs 9,000 lbs.

Now, Suidobashi has responded, saying it accepts the challenge – on one condition.

Kogor Kurata, Suidobashi’s founder and chief executive, posted a response on YouTube, saying his robot would fight, as long as the fight was hand-to-hand.

“Just building something huge and sticking guns on it. It’s… super American,” he said.

6 thoughts on “Japan and America agree to put giant fighting robots into battle

  1. Clever Kogor! First he defines the turf, then he shames the opponent out of weaponry.

    Ah so. :O)

    The Japanese are experienced at hand-to-hand but not known for large weapons design. Cheers.

    • Alright! From now on, let’s fight wars with giant robots instead of soldiers, and no killing civvies, either. Just robot vs. robot!

      Hey, why not? 😉

      • It may be a nerd vs nerd war with and army of robots vs another army of robots controlled by a nerd. In that kind of war everyone becomes a sort of commander with his own army and the best strategists win. Although it doesn’t rule out them being killed once the other nerd wins.

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