in the summer of 2015, megabots, inc. completed construction of the USA’s first giant piloted mech. the mk. II megabot is a 15-foot tall, 12,000lb robot capable of hurling 3lb projectiles at speeds of over 130 MPH. upon completion of the mk. II, megabots challenged the only other known giant piloted robot in the world to a duel — a 9,000lb robot known as KURATAS created by a group in japan known as suidobashi heavy industries.


japanese megabot kuratas will face the american mk. II beast which will be lived streamed on twitch

 

 

megabots, inc., uses cutting-edge robotics technology to create the giant piloted fighting robots of science fiction, video games and movies. these beasts are 15-foot-tall, internally piloted humanoid robots that fire cannonball-sized paintballs at each other at speeds of over 120 miles per hour. as the robots battle, armor panels shear off and litter the field, smoke and sparks pour out of the chassis, massive robotic limbs tear off, and robots crumple to the ground until only one is left standing.


megabot inc.,’s mk II model is a 15-foot tall, 12,000lb robot capable of hurling 3lb projectiles at speeds of over 130 MPH

 

 

on the other hand, japanese robotics company suidobashi heavy industries have kept quiet about its 9,000-pound KURATAS megarobot. in a response video to megarobot’s initial challenge request, SHI explains that ‘giant robots are part of the japanese culture’ and that they intend to ‘punch the robot to scrap.’ the japanese megarobot is roughly humanoid-shaped, but more of a hexapod in that it has six total limbs, with four ‘legs’ terminating in wheels for fast locomotion. it’s similarly packed with guns, and certainly seems like a worthy adversary.


suidobashi agreed to the battle under the condition that the fight would allow for hand-to-hand melee combat


this megabot was dubbed ‘the eagle prime’


the team behind megabots inc.


the 9,000 lbs japanese megarobot


KURATAS has a water-cannon-like device that fires flaccid missiles in rather indiscriminate directions.


the robot’s arms are capable of hurl three-pound (1.3 kg) oversized paintballs at over 130 mph, enough to put a dent in a car panel


the KURATAS in its element

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