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USA and Japan's giant robot battle was a slow, brilliant mess

Engadget

The oft-delayed giant robot fight has finally taken place. On Tuesday, Team USA's mechs scrapped it out with Japan's behemoth in an abandoned steel mill for the world to watch. There could only be one victor, and it proved to be the red, white, and blue. Yes, the MegaBots team representing America came out on top, but not before three gruelling rounds of robopocalypse. Those who tuned into Twitch to view the action, saw Team USA's Iron Glory get knocked down by Japan's Kuratas bot straight out the gate.


Tonight: Watch the World's First Giant Robot Fight

IEEE Spectrum Robotics Channel

In 2015, two American engineers, Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein, set out to build a giant human-piloted combat robot called Mk. II MegaBot that could drive on tank tracks and fire 3-pound projectiles. The robot was pretty cool, they thought, but who would they fight? So they decided to challenged the only other giant piloted robot in the world to a duel. That robot was a 4-metric-ton mech known as Kurata and built by Suidobashi Heavy Industry in Japan. The Japanese accepted the challenge.


No Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Here: Behold A U.S. Vs. Japan Giant Robot Duel

NPR

Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti, co-founders of the robotics company, MegaBots, with giant robots MK2 (left) and Eagle Prime. Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcanti, co-founders of the robotics company, MegaBots, with giant robots MK2 (left) and Eagle Prime. Two years ago an American robotics company challenged a Japanese robotics company to a duel. This long-awaited match between the monstrous robots -- built by MegaBots Inc. of the U.S. and by Suidobashi Heavy Industry of Japan -- will be broadcast on Tuesday via the online steaming site, Twitch. It's billed as the "first ever giant robot fight."


American Megabot to go head to head with Japanese droid

Daily Mail

At first glance, you might mistake this enormous robot for a character from the latest Transformers blockbuster. But, the 16 foot (five meter) tall machine is an American robot called Eagle Prime that is now ready to take on Japan's Kuratas robot in the Megabots Giant Robot Dual league. An incredible video shows the Eagle Prime in action ahead of the dual - which will be the world's first giant robot battle - taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 7pm PST (10pm EST). At first glance, you might mistake this enormous robot for a character from the latest Transformers blockbuster. A dual between an American robot called Eagle Prime and Japanese robot Kuratas will take place tomorrow, Tuesday October 17th.


The giant robot battle of your dreams is actually happening

Mashable

On Oct. 17, the colossal robots Eagle Prime and Kuratas will meet in a violent duel. In 2015, Megabots Inc. -- a group of U.S. engineers that endeavor to build massive "fighting robots of science fiction, video games and movies" -- challenged the Japanese robot Kuratas, built by Suidobashi Heavy Industries. While both robots are massive hunks of metal, Megabots' Eagle Prime has a size advantage over Kuratas. The 16-foot tall Eagle Prime weighs 24,000 pounds, while Kuratas stands at 13 feet tall and weighs in at 13,000 pounds.


China's Monkey King robot will take on US and Japan

Daily Mail

Chinese robotics company GREATMETAL is now the third competitor in the first giant robot battle of its kind – and the team has unveiled its massive'Monkey King' to take on America's MegaBots and Japan's Kuratas Chinese robotics company GREATMETAL has unveiled its robot to take on America's MegaBots and Japan's Kuratas. II MegaBot (pictured) is a 15-foot tall, 12,000 pound robot capable of hurling 3 pound projectiles at speeds of over 130 mph It is designed with a pair of Heavy Lift Arms that can be fitted with different weapons. It can also be fitted with a futuristic weapons system, including a gun capable of shooting 6,000 BB bullets a minute, which fires when the pilot smiles. Kuratas can be fitted with a futuristic weapons system, including a gun capable of shooting 6,000 BB bullets a minute, which fires when the pilot smiles.