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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.


US unveils 16 foot tall fighting 'megabot' Eagle Prime

Daily Mail

In the video, the enormous robot can be seen opening giant garage doors, quickly manouvering corners, demolishing piles of barrles and even blasting targets with its paintball cannon. In the video, the enormous robot can be seen opening giant garage doors, quickly manouvering corners, demolishing piles of barrels and even blasting targets with its paintball cannon. Chinese robotics company GREATMETAL has unveiled its robot 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 The quadrupedal, single-seat machine takes on the form of a monkey and weighs more than 8,000 pounds (4 tonnes).


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.


US vs Japan: Giant robot duel

FOX News

Who cares about a nuanced discussion comparing the necessity for big data-driven surveillance and the importance of privacy and strong encryption? What kind of puny, pencil-necked geek spends time pondering the relative pros and cons of logic-based artificial intelligence and statistical AI? If you're a red-blooded, testosterone-pumping tech fan who likes your gear served up with a thick-crusted slice of pro wrestling pageantry, the only confrontation that matters this year is the one pitting Californian robotics company MegaBots against Japanese robotics company Suidobashi in a totally awesome robot duel that's been years in the making. Set to finally take place this August (an announcement made this week), the date is the culmination of thousands of hours both companies have spent building giant human-driven mech robots -- you know, like those things out of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Now they're going to do what any self-respecting big kid would do when playing with kickass action figures: bash them against each other until a clear victor has emerged.


Watch the giant MEGABOT pick up a car: 16 foot fighting robot reveals its hi-tech claws ahead of upcoming battle with Japanese machine

Daily Mail

Megabots' MK.111 robot now has a torso and a pair of Heavy Lifting Arms The arms can lift up to 2,500lbs total and the team tests them with a car MK.111 snags a car with its massive claws and lifts it 12ft in the air The team says, once the legs are attached it still stand 16 feet tall Megabots' MK.111 robot now has a torso and a pair of Heavy Lifting Arms Conspiracy theorists claim CERN has unleashed'hell on... How Nemo would REALLY get home: Researchers find baby reef... Meet Tiny, the smallest snowman in the world: Researchers... The Apple Watch 3 could be MUCH thinner: Patent hints that... Conspiracy theorists claim CERN has unleashed'hell on... How Nemo would REALLY get home: Researchers find baby reef... Meet Tiny, the smallest snowman in the world: Researchers... The Apple Watch 3 could be MUCH thinner: Patent hints that... The team uses four 50-foot long, one inch hoses to hook up Mk. Because the robot's legs have not been completed, its torso is propped up on what the Megabots team calls the'Tower of Death' (pictured) – a test platform that holds MK. 11 to its final height until its legs have been completed MK.


Megabots unveil their huge fighting robot for fight with Japan's Kuratas

Daily Mail

You've seen it in movies, cartoons and video games, but gladiator-style robot combat has yet to become a reality – until now. Megabots, a California robotics firm, tested a collection of machine-slaying bots to narrow down the deadliest ones for their Mk.III robot, which will take on Japan's Kuratas robot in an upcoming giant robot duel. The American team's weapons include a body crushing grapple and a spinning wheel of death nicknamed'The Dentist' that can tear through a 13 foot robot in seconds. Megabots, a California robotics firm, tested a collection of machine-slaying bots to narrow down the deadliest ones for their Mk.III robot that will take on Japan's Kuratas robot (pictured is a mock Kuratas) in an upcoming giant robot duel Megabot was originally conceived as a Kickstarter project to create a robot fighting league after it challenged Tokyo-based Suidobashi Heavy Industries, maker of the 13-foot Kuratas, in 2015 to the first giant robot battle of its kind - the date and location has yet to be determined. Win or lose, it's all part of Megabots' plan by to make a real-life robot fight club into big-time entertainment – something the team see as a mix between Ultimate Fighting Championship and Formula One auto racing.