The first giant robot duel nest week, with “competitors” from the US and Japan

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The duel consists of “multiple rounds of fighting,” and   in order to give the teams time to repair their bots the rounds were spread out over several days. Multi-ton behemoths will swing punches, tearing steel armor panels off each other until one mech is left standing, while the opponent is left a heap of scrap metal. The duel was held in an abandoned steel mill in Japan, with no spectators beyond the two sets of engineers.

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The duel was fought on a knockout system, with no point scoring involved. Victory is attained by either knocking over or disabling the opponent (or, if they surrender), with the weight, power, size, and weapons of the bots “left to each individual team.” Tje MegaBots’ Eagle Prime and Suidobashis’ Kuratas are both big bots (16 and 13 feet tall, respectively), but they’re pretty slow and have limited mobility. It will be this in the future a sort of “sport” ? It’s difficult to appreciate at this time. Certainly it will be a competition of constructive ideas. MegaBots took to Kickstarter to crowdfund the upgrades to the American robot built in 2015 and raised over $500,000. It will be “the battle of the century.” Ha – ha ! We’ll see !

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