Back in 2015, an American team of engineers named MegaBots challenged their Japanese counterparts at Suidobashi to a giant robot duel. Now it appears that this epic battle will actually happen this August.
At this point we don’t have all the details on the capabilities of each robot, but we do know that MegaBots’ Mk.III and Suidobashi’s Kuratas have both received major upgrades since the duel was first announced. In fact, MegaBots successfully crowdfunded over $500K towards upgrades, and they’ve been steadily posting videos of their progress on YouTube. They’ve also drawn inspiration from Simone Giertz who, as you probably know, is a genius when it comes to murder bots:
Perhaps the U.S. will have the edge. We shall find out soon enough.