US and Japan set for epic giant robot battle

robotIt’s the moment robot fan boys have been waiting for.

American firm MegaBots, which builds giant fighting robots, is gearing up for an epic battle against a creation from its Japanese rival Suidobashi Heavy Industry.

San Francisco Bay area-based MegaBots threw down the gauntlet in a YouTube video last month, pitting its 12,000-pound Mark II robot against Suidobashi’s Kuratas machine.

“You have a giant robot, we have a giant robot – we have a duty to the science fiction lovers of this world to fight them to the death,” growled MegaBots, in a YouTube post accompanying the video.

“Prepare yourselves, and name the battlefield. In one year, we fight.”  More