The Giant Robot makers are very close to reaching their funding goal to prepare for the robot battle against Japan.
On August 18th, MegaBots Inc. launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to make their Giant Robot ready for fighting the Japanese contender. Over 6,300 geeks and robot fans have raised almost the $500,000 funding goal. Less than $40,000 are missing and there are still 10 days to go.
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When the $500,000 goal is reached the MegaBots Mk.II will get the remarkable Howe & Howe track base. Vehicles equipped with the technology have been featured in the new Mad Max movie. The video below shows what the track base can do.
MegaBots founders Gui Cavalcanti, Matt Oehrlein and Brinkley Warren have assembled a team of American innovators, engineers, fabricators and entertainment professionals to prepare their robot Mk. II for battle. Team members include Grant Imahara, known from Mythbusters and Dr. Peter Diamandis, founder of the X-Prize.
The big issue is that the 12,000 pound Mk. II was designed for paintball combat and not for melee fight. Kurata asked for Hand-to-Hand combat. The giant robot fight is set for July 2016.
To support MegaBots in reaching the funding goal visit their Kickstarter page.
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