Giant Robots Set to Fight After U.S. Company Issues Video Challenge to Japanese Rival

Giant Robots Set to Fight After U.S. Company Issues Video Challenge to Japanese Rival

The Mk. II Mech, created by MegaBots Inc., is shown in a YouTube video that challenges Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a robot fight. (YouTube / MegaBots Inc.)
The Mk. II Mech, created by MegaBots Inc., is shown in a YouTube video that challenges Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a robot fight. (YouTube/MegaBots Inc.)

(CTV News) – Challenge accepted.

In video posted to YouTube, Japanese robot-maker Suidobashi Heavy Industry accepted U.S. rival MegaBots’ duel, paving the way for a future “Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots”-style matchup.

MegaBots co-founders Matt Oehrlein and Gui Cavalcant threw down the robotic gauntlet in their own all-caps American video on June 30. The two men were draped in the red, white and blue flags of their homeland and dark “Top Gun”-style aviator sunglasses as they issued the challenge.

“We have a giant robot, you have a giant robot — you know what needs to happen. We challenge you to a duel,” Oehrlein says in the clip.

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