Kuratas and Suidobashi accepted the challenge and now MegaBots is attempting to raise half a million dollars on Kickstarter to outfit the American bot with new armor, hydraulics, weapons systems, a power unit and faster wheels (actually they’re tracks, like on a tank). America’s favorite giant robot is halfway to a major upgrade. II (pronounced “Mark Two”) robot to get half way to its goal on Kickstarter, which will enable the giant fighting robot to take on its Japanese rival, Kuratas , in an epic piloted robot duel.
- The nation’s great steel hope is looking to raise funds to battle Japan’s meanest robot next year in the first true battle of the Pacific Rim.
- In late June, the U.S.-based robotics company MegaBots challenged Suidobashi Heavy Industry, a Japanese company, to pit their robots in battle against each other.
- II will be the definition of an American robot.