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aodmisery



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:14 pm Reply with quote
thought i read an article somewhere very recently stating the american robot had to be scrapped and started over cause the cockpit kept on getting smashed and the driver wouldnt survive
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AsuraTheDestructor



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:46 pm Reply with quote
aodmisery wrote:
thought i read an article somewhere very recently stating the american robot had to be scrapped and started over cause the cockpit kept on getting smashed and the driver wouldnt survive


Sounds like they fixed it, then.
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Katamori



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:56 pm Reply with quote
If this becomes a sport then I guess I won't be able to say I don't watch sports anymore lol.
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Razor/Edge



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:30 am Reply with quote
aodmisery wrote:
thought i read an article somewhere very recently stating the american robot had to be scrapped and started over cause the cockpit kept on getting smashed and the driver wouldnt survive

This is probably the article you were talking about: http://www.popsci.com/giant-fighting-robot-tests-pilot-safety-features

It sounds like it was just the cockpit that has to be redesigned, not the entire robot.
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meiam



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:34 am Reply with quote
I'd love for this to work, but realistically the match will probably last only a few second, giant machine are pretty fragile, doubly so when they have squishy human in them.
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ParaChomp



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:16 pm Reply with quote
It's about time, glad it's still a go. Can't wait.
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leafy sea dragon



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:51 am Reply with quote
Katamori wrote:
If this becomes a sport then I guess I won't be able to say I don't watch sports anymore lol.


Until then, you can watch BattleBots and/or Robot Wars, both of which have been revived. I love robot combat, and I am also looking forward to this.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:06 am Reply with quote
This is the type of sport I would watch on ESPN.
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Snomaster1
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:26 pm Reply with quote
This is going to be interesting. If I were doing this,the giant robot would be named Lancelot or Gawain. The Japanese side would probably name theirs Masamune or Kusanagi or something like that. I hope this shows up on TV. It'd probably be great to watch.
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Zin5ki



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:22 am Reply with quote
All we need is for some industrious rogue to use these kits to commit robot-related crimes, and the world of Patlabor will finally come to fruition! Police budgets permitting, of course.
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