Driv­ers with road rage re­quired

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

Amer­ica’s Me­gabots (left) has chal­lenged Ja­pan’s Suidobashi to a gi­ant ro­bot duel. Each team have un­til June 2016 to pre­pare — set­ting the rules of en­gage­ment, in­clud­ing weapons fight­ing as well as hand-to-hand fights and pre­par­ing the robots to break these rules. The Me­gabot is slow but steady on tank-style tracks, with a driver and a gun­ner to shoot over­sized paint balls hard enough to shat­ter car win­dows. The Ku­ratas is faster on quad wheels and has a pi­lot equipped with hu­manoid hands and arms to fight Avatar-style bat­tles, as well as a heads-up dis­play that keeps its guns trained on tar­get. Guns? Aye, they in­clude twin Gatling BB can­nons that fire 6 000 BB pel­lets per minute, and a fairly wa­ter cannon that ran­domly fires floppy mis­siles. Choose your al­liances at http://www.me­gabots.com or suidobashijuko.jp PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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