MegaBots Raised $2.4 Million For Giant Robot Fighting League

Posted: May 11 2016, 1:55am CDT | by , Updated: May 11 2016, 1:57am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
MegaBots Raised $2.4 Million for Giant Robot Fighting League

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The MegaBots team disclosed now the amount of money they raised in their funding round in March.

We reported that MegaBots raised funding already back in March. Now the MegaBots founders Gui Cavalcanti, Matt Oehrlein, and Brinkley Warren disclosed to TechCrunch that they raised $2.4 million from Autodesk, AME Cloud Ventures, Azure Capital, v1.vc, and a number of angel investors.

MegaBots raised a lot of attention last year when they challenged Japanese robot. The fight between MegaBots's Mark II giant robot against the Suidobashi Heavy Industries robot Kuratas is scheduled to take place this summer.

The duel is just the beginning. MegaBots wants to build a giant robot fighting league modeled after the UFC and Formula One. There is potentional that a giant robot fights will be a popular, especially among geeks. The fight between Japan and USA will be the proof of concept for MegaBots.

The team is busy enhancing the MegaBots Mark II robot. They got funding for the enhancements through a Kickstarter campaign last fall raising over $550,000. The Mark II will be very mobile enabled through a Howe & Howe track base powered by a 350hp engine.

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