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Japan and America agree to put giant fighting robots into battle

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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.