Science! Giant Robot Fights! Finally, Something Useful!

(There are a few good comments on the post investigating the reasonableness of government-defined- marriage, but those are going to take some thought to respond to, and my brain is largely fried with personal stuff – I’ll get to it soon, promise! In the meantime, let’s do some Science!)

It doesn’t get much better than this: Japan Accepts American Challenge To Giant Robot Fight.

Not having learned from decades of giant radioactive lizard attacks nor from the recent World Cup beat-down, the Japanese have accepted a challenge to do battle with a US company using giant robots! No, really:

Japanese engineers have accepted a challenge from an American company to duel with giant robots.

It all started last week when American company MegaBots, Inc. released a YouTube video showing off its 12,000-pound Mk. II robot.

Wearing an American flag as a cape, MegaBots’ Matt Oherlein bragged about the Mk II’s big guns: a cannon capable of shooting 3-pound paintballs at 100 mph.

Then he issued his ultimatum to Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry, which makes the 9,000 pound Kuratas robot.

“Suidobashi, we have a giant robot. You have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen,” Oherlein demanded. “We challenge you to a duel. Prepare yourselves and name the battlefield. In one year, we fight.”

Isn’t Science! great? Here’s the video:

Both of the giant machines are operated by pilots inside the robots.

Kurata pushed MegaBots to name the time and the place, and promised to be there, ready to rumble.

“We can’t let another country win this,” he said in the video. “Giant robots are Japanese culture.”

Inquiring minds want to know: what’s next? How can science improve our lives even more by the ridiculous application of technology to entertainment? First off, paintballs are lame – how about flamethrowers? Bazookas? Lasers? Things gotta blow up, man!

Then comes the genetic engineering! Giant mutant, oh, sand crabs taking on giant mutant, um, blu-bottle flies! Or something!




Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

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