Pacific Rim: Uprising – A Review

Credit: Legendary   The newest robots vs. monsters film Pacific Rim: Uprising, a sequel to the first one, Pacific Rim, has arrived and I’ve been very excited for its arrival since I was a fan of the original. My review is going to take a bit of a different direction from what I’ve seen other…

Fighting Robots

These are robots which I classify as being used to compete for fun or sport however they are large robots and not the smaller ones used for home entertainment. MegaBots / Great Metal / FutureWise /      

Real Life Robots #3: Prosthesis

Credit: Furrion We have already seen the slow-mo start to mech fighting in MegaBots ambitious Japanese venture, viewed by millions of people online. With such an amazing start the future for mech fighting is looking up. Furrion is another company with a mech and a video and they’re all ready to compete…….in racing. Furrion decided…

MegaBots News

Credit: MegaBots Inc. This page will serve as a component to Real Life Robots so that I can update you on MegaBots without creating a new issue for every new video or announcement they make.  MegaBots Kickstarter Cancelled? Iron Glory vs. Eagle Prime MegaBots Kickstarter, launched and failed Book A Ride RoboDrill An article on…

Real Life Robots #2: A New Chinese Contender, FutureWise

Credit: MegaBots Inc               A new robot has emerged in the world of giant fighting robots. MegaBots posted a video to their YouTube channel showing the company FutureWise and their robot, xx21. They demonstrate its weapons, maneuverability and moving its arms. I wanted a more thorough demonstration to see how it would work in a battle…

MegaBots Kickstarter Cancelled?

Credit: MegaBots Inc MegaBots has been up to some pretty interesting ventures in the past 2 weeks. They’ve been testing their new weapons, a knife and spear, as well as sparing robots against each other for fun and fans. Credit: MegaBots Inc          Hydraulic fluid for everyone; bring a bucket and tell your friends. But that…

RoboDrill

I found this article on the recent robot duel which had information that I hadn’t heard of before regarding the future of the robot fighting league MegaBots imagines. A modification they want to make to the robots is to standardize the cockpits and make them safer while another is to create modular parts which would…

Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas: Aftermath

I just watched the Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas bout and my feelings are a bit mixed. On the one hand the first round was disappointing but the second round was very engaging. The best way to describe the fighting for those about to watch would be as follows. If you’re expecting fast paced action then…

Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas

Credit: MegaBots Inc The original gentlemanly declaration to engage in mechanized melee.    The time we have all eagerly waited for has finally arrived and the wait has been sweetened with every sneak peak and shot of vehicular carnage. Billed as the “World’s First Giant Robot Fight”, the upcoming bout (will there be rounds?) between…

Automated #2: Self-Driving Delivery

Credit: TODAY    Another job may be on its way out at Domino’s. The company collaborated with Ford to produce a self-driving car for the purposes of delivering pizzas without a driver. It’s currently being deployed in Ann Arbor, Michigan where their headquarters are located and is being tested before the program is expanded. When the…