Japan Accepts American Challenge To Giant Robot Fight

CBS DC

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Think of it as a rematch of the Women’s World Cup — robot style!

Japanese engineers have accepted a challenge from an American company to duel with giant robots.

It all started last week when American company MegaBots, Inc. released a YouTube video showing off its 12,000-pound Mk. II robot.

Wearing an American flag as a cape, MegaBots’ Matt Oherlein bragged about the Mk II’s big guns: a cannon capable of shooting 3-pound paintballs at 100 mph.

Then he issued his ultimatum to Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry, which makes the 9,000 pound Kuratas robot.

“Suidobashi, we have a giant robot. You have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen,” Oherlein demanded. “We challenge you to a duel. Prepare yourselves and name the battlefield. In one year, we fight.”

Perhaps hoping to avenge Japan’s 5-2 loss to the United States in the Women’s World Cup finals, Suidobashi CEO and…

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