The first ever giant mech battle is soon to be witnessed by the world. Giant robot startup MegaBots Inc. has completed the construction of the USA’s first giant piloted mech. MegaBolt has challenged the only other known giant piloted robot in the world, created by a group in Japan. In response, Japan has accepted the challenge paving a way for the first ever giant mech battle.
According to founders of MegaBots Gui Cavalcanti, Matt Oehrlein, and Brinkley Warren. The goal of the startup is to bring together robot pilots and teams from around the world, and then hosting epic live-action sporting events à la Formula 1 or UFC. For this, they partnered with law firm Latham Watkins to help set up and roll out the league internationally, taking an approach similar to the Olympics. Under the Latham Watkins banner is one of their Partners, Christopher D. Brearton, who represents the International Olympic Committee, and has helped organized leagues and governing bodies in sports including the NBA, MLB, NFL and others.
The Mk.II built by MegaBots is a 15-foot tall, 12,000lb robot capable of hurling 3lb projectiles at speeds of over 130 MPH. While the Japan giant robot known as KURATAS created by a group in Japan known Suidobashi Heavy Industries, is a 4 meter (13-foot), 4500 kg (10,000 lb) machine, with 6,000 round-per-minute BB Gatling guns (that activate when the pilot smiles), a water bottle/fireworks launcher, and a powered humanoid hand called the “iron crow.”
MegaBots has started to raise funds with a kickstarter campaign to upgrade its robot, to set it ready for the battle. The campaign has already generated over $550,000 and has big firms including NASA, aboard.
The stage is all set however date and place to be decided, to witness the whole new range of sports.
Source : www.megabots.com