Sure, that is actual. Two gigantic robots will battle one another Gundam-style for our amusement — and it is going to be streamed.
On Oct. 17, the colossal robots Eagle Prime and Kuratas will meet in a violent duel.
At the very least, that is when you possibly can watch a stream of their battle that may final for days. The robots, that are piloted by people, will try to topple one another.
This match has been two years within the making. In 2015, Megabots Inc. — a bunch of U.S. engineers that endeavor to construct huge “combating robots of science fiction, video video games and films” — challenged the Japanese robotic Kuratas, constructed by Suidobashi Heavy Industries.
However Suidobashi would solely comply with the match if the robots really fought, versus capturing one another with giant paintballs. “If we will win this, I wish to punch them to scrap and knock them right down to do it,” Suidobashi informed Megabots.
Utilizing Kickstarter, Megabots crowdfunded $500,000 to improve its robotic so it may throw punches and soak up heavy hits from the Japanese Kuratas.
Whereas this conflict of titans guarantees to be entertaining, Megabots is not planning for this to be a one-off occasion. Quite, they envision such robotic clashes as being a futuristic sport.
“The imaginative and prescient of MegaBots is to entertain a rising international viewers of science-fiction followers and eSport fanatics by turning their goals about big robotic fight into epic actuality,” Megabots states on their web site.
Whereas each robots are huge hunks of metallic, Megabots’ Eagle Prime has a measurement benefit over Kuratas. The 16-foot tall Eagle Prime weighs 24,000 kilos, whereas Kuratas stands at 13 ft tall and weighs in at 13,000 kilos.
To seek out out what occurs, watch the fight on Twitch.