America has built a giant, human-piloted fighting robot, and yes, it absolutely looks like something out of MechWarrior.
This childhood-dream-come-to-life is built by Oakland-based startup MegaBots. It’s called the MK II, and yes, it totally works.
Not only does it work. It’s completely badass.
Your childhood dream of watching enormous robots pummel the crap out each other is coming true. Here’s what you need to know. .
But that’s just the start. Japan has built a giant fighting robot of their own dubbed “Kuratas.”
It is ALSO totally epic.
And you fire it’s weapons by smiling like a deranged super-villain.
The good news is that back in June of 2015 the founders of MegaBots issued a challenge to the Suidobashi Heavy Industry, the creators of Kuratas. The terms? A duel, one year from the date.
Which means that in 3 short months THIS is gonna be happening, but for real.