Japan accepts America’s giant robot deathmatch

Last week, an American company challenged Japan to a giant robot duel – and now Japan has accepted, reports The Mirror.

The American dual-pilot Megabot is over 5 metres high and can can shoot paint balls the size of cannon balls at over 190 KM/h.

Fighting for Japan is Suidobashi Heavy Industry’s Kuratas robot, the 500kg mech suit that sold earlier this year for a cool $1 million.

It takes just one pilot, who is treated to a vastly more high-tech augmented reality heads-up display in the cockpit, including an automated target acquisition and tracking interface that keeps its guns trained on an opponent.

The Kuratas sports twin Gatling BB cannons that can fire 6,000 BB pellets per minute, reports Gizmag.

“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.”

The teams each had 12 months to prepare and set out the rules of engagement so expect the battle to take place sometime in the next six months.

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