In response, Team USA has taken to Kickstarter and is asking everyone to join in on the fun. By helping fund this amazing project, Team USA truly believes they can defeat Team Japan. Which isn’t to say your contribution will ensure their victory, since Team Japan is just as likely to win. Either way, however, it’s going to be one hell of a show!
“We are MegaBots, Inc. We challenged Japan to a giant robot duel, and they accepted… but demanded that the fight include hand-to-hand combat. We say BRING IT ON. We’ve assembled an incredible team of patriots to help us upgrade the Mk.II into the robot America deserves in the world’s first giant robot fight, but we need your support to help pay for those upgrades!”
– MegaBots, Inc.
Joining them on this fight is Grant Imahara, the former robotics expert of the Mythbusters, Trey Roski and Greg Munson, who are the creators of the infamous TV show BattleBots, Michael Howe, who is the President and Chief Engineer of Howe & Howe Technologies, and so many more!
A giant robot duel has been the childhood dream of millions and it’s finally about to happen in a year’s time. This friendly battle between Team USA and Team Japan isn’t just for entertainment purposes, but equally has the potential of revolutionizing the robotics industry entirely! In the near future, as a result of this duel’s popularity, we could very well see a whole new sports industry arise that strongly emphasizes on robotics. The amount of funding that would go into the robotics industry would be unprecedented.
If everything goes according to plan, soon after the fight between the U.S. and Japan is done, robots will become the new ultimate athlete in the hearts and minds of millions around the world! Are you ready for giant robot duels? We know we are!
Photo Credit: MegaBots, Inc. / Kickstarter