MegaBots’ dream of a televised giant robotic fighting league has been somewhat sluggish going. No marvel, truly. Building a mech takes time and cash, and development sufficient to facilitate a league takes much more of either one of the ones issues. In the period in-between, the Bay Area-based robotics corporate has created a internet sequence documenting the growth of its swimsuit and seemed at Disrupt, all whilst difficult the occasional nation to a directly up ‘bot combat.
MegaBots challenged Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a combat long ago in June 2015, and the Japanese corporate approved more or less a week later. Since then, it’s been greater than two years of anticipation and false begins, together with an in depth name again in August, because of what the corporate referred to as “logistical issues.”
The duel finally has a concrete date: October 17. That’s 5 days from now, which doesn’t give each side a large number of time to again out. Though we’ve been burnt ahead of, so, you recognize, we’ll imagine it after we see it. Lots can cross fallacious when making an attempt to get two giant, dear robots to bash the residing hell out of one another.
MegaBot’s Eagle Prime is a 16-foot tall bot, weighing in at 12 lots. Suidobashi’s Kuratas, in the meantime, is a relative welterweight, at 13 ft and 6.five lots. The 20 ton actual existence Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots shall be streamed survive Twitch, beginning at 7:00 PM PT at the 17th. The motion will then be uploaded to the MegaBots YouTube and Facebook pages straight away after for posterity.