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America challenges Japan to real-life battle of giant robots

Now that America's MegaBots and Japan's Suidobashi Heavy Industries have both built giant, pilot-controlled robots, it seems obvious what has to happen next.

By July 2, 2015

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Japanese Kuratas mecha gets decked out in Microsoft Windows logos

The $1.3 million rideable robot gets the Microsoft Windows treatment for the Windows Spring Festival 2014 held at Akihabara, Japan.

By May 6, 2014

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Starter kit for giant mech suit lands on Amazon Japan

If you've ever wanted your very own mech suit, you may now be able to snap one up for just 120 million yen -- if you live in the Kanto region of Japan. Oh, and there are other caveats too.

By January 13, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily: Fully solar-powered plane will attempt flight around the globe

The Solar Impulse 2 is the world's first airplane powered entirely by sunlight, and it will soon embark on a 12-leg journey around the world. It's an ambitious flight that could take up to 5 months if the weather doesn't cooperate, but the plane's pilots hope the trip inspires sustainable design.

By January 14, 2015

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Pilots wanted for giant mech robot Kuratas

Inspired by animated mecha, Kuratas brings the sensation of piloting a 13-foot combat robot down to Earth.

By July 30, 2012

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Kuratas: In the giant robot garage (pictures)

We all dream about piloting giant robots, but Japanese ironsmith Kogoro Kurata actually builds them.

8 Images By July 30, 2012

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'Patlabor' giant robot prop is broodingly awesome

The classic mecha series is getting live-action treatment with director Mamoru Oshii at the helm.

By August 16, 2013

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Is 'Pacific Rim' a retelling of Japanese anime 'Evangelion'?

While there are strong similarities between the two mecha-versus-monster tales, Guillermo del Toro's stunning visual roller-coaster goes in its own direction.

By July 16, 2013

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Working robot mecha suit is built for kids

Sakakibara Kikai's latest drivable robot exoskeleton comes with a power drill hand. What else could junior want?

By May 8, 2013

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Finally, a giant hexapod tank you can drive

Inventor Matt Denton has built a fully operational hexapod robot that you can drive around. Yet another reason to be careful on the roads these days, folks.

By April 3, 2013