If Suidobashi accepts MegaBots’ challenge, the duel will then commence exactly a year from now. Both robots would have to be combat ready, but the implication of such a new sport would reshape how we view robotics and their role in society. The age of robot wars are no longer confined to science fiction literature!
“Prepare yourself for a new sport. Two-person teams working together to pilot these robots from the inside, high speed projectiles flying around a giant playing field at top speed, robot limbs and armor plating littering the ground after a match. The sport of the future is here, and it’s straight out of science fiction.” – MegaBots, Inc.
Think of this challenge as being the “first shot heard around the world!” With this challenge, the integration of robots into sports entertainment will forever change as new companies emerge to design their own battle-ready giant robot. People will be packing large stadiums just to catch a glimpse of these robots, cheering them on as piece-by-piece fills the ground floor. If you thought boxing and MMA fights were popular, you haven’t seen anything yet!
These robots will be equivalent to watching gods duke it out as the whole world watches. There’s a reason why giant robot battles have sparked the imagination of several generations for so long. Science fiction gave us a futuristic sport that would change the industry forever. Now that we’re capable of engineering such a robot, I suppose the temptation was too much to ignore.
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