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MegaBots’ Eagle Prime was born to smash anything in its path
2018-05-21T13:35:48+00:00 - / Ars Technica
Further Reading America takes on Japan in terrifying giant mech battle this August OAKLAND, Calif.—As far as mass entertainment goes, giant robots smashing each other should be a sure bet. Instead of a robo-battle, it was more of a droid demolition derby, with MegaBots flagship mech Eagle Prime smashing appliances, a piano, and for the grand finale, a Chevy Astro van. Chris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris SchodtChris Schodt"The long-term vision at MegaBots is to have robot battles in stadium-sized arenas," Matt Oehrlein, CEO of MegaBots, told Ars. Eagle Prime, the "Prince of Privacy" was battling the evil robot Zork Muckerborg, who wanted to steal the audiences' data. Powered by hydraulics and a 430hp V8 Corvette engine, Eagle Prime can trundle across the pavement at a reasonable clip, but motions—especially the swings of its arms—take ages to execute.

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