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Japan accepts recently issued giant robot challenge from US company

Looks like giant robot duel between US and Japanese companies may occur
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jul 6, 2015 10:44 pm

It looks like the United States has a dance partner, after Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry accepts a giant robot challenge. Suidobashi founder Kogoro Kurata is more than willing to accept the challenge from a MegaBots challenge issued a few days ago.

 

 

However, it's a bit of showmanship by Kurata to mention the use of real weapons: "you know what we really need: melee combat. If we're gonna win this, I want to punch them to scrap and knock them down to do it." We're awaiting an official response from MegaBots.

 

Details regarding a future match must be ironed out, so it's something far from confirmed. Robotics research in Japan has helped the country in recent years, and has become a well-supported industry by the government. Meanwhile, the United States often attracts some of the best design and software experts in the world.

 

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NEWS SOURCES:Qz.com, Popsci.com

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