Battle Mechs

Whether it’s Battletech, Aliens, Star Wars, or Pacific Rim, sci-fi is obsessed with mechanized suits of armor.  One would think that with the advancements in AI, robots and drones, the push would be for automated robots to fight our battles for us.  Surprisingly, this is not the case.  It turns out Russia, Japan, and even the U.S. has money invested in military grade human-piloted, mechanized war robots.  Listen as talk about the uselessness of robot legs, the need for lots of rockets, and of course how foam would make the ideal addition to any mech. 

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Megabots is a company based in California that specalizes in creating 15 foot tall humanoid robots, and stages battles with other giant robots.

Designed by Kogoro Kurata, Suidobashi Heavy Industry has developed a robot called Kuratas what is primarily sold as a ride.

Megabots and Suidobashi Heavy Industry did have a battle between their models as seen above.

Their premiere model is called the Method v2, and was designed by robotics engineer Vitaly Bulgarov.