It’s basically an advert for a Autodesk, but the video is so ridiculous, we can’t resist: The MegaBots team challenges Suidobashi Heavy Industries to a robot battle.
Artisan’s Asylum, a hackerspace in Boston, tried and failed to raise $1.8 million in a kickstarter, but then they got sponsored by Autodesk and built the bot in the end. You may have seen the MegaBots bot at Maker Faire 2015, where it fired paintballs at a defenseless art car. We can forgive a lot of bad behavior when it comes to giant robots.
In case you’re wondering, the Japanese robot that’s being smack-talked is the Kuratas, designed by a two-man artist and roboticist team: Suidobashi Heavy Industry. The “sales-promo” video is at times amazing and hilarious. As far as we know, it’s all real.
Now whether or not it will be exciting to see these two slow-moving behemoths duking it out with paintballs, you’ve got to admit it’ll be a spectacle. Here’s hoping.