We all want a brighter future for our children. A healthy planet. A strong economy. And, ideally, an international sports league of giant fighting robots.
Whatever future you're holding out for, chances are it's on the line today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. In one of the show's premiere events, ten entrepreneurial teams with wildly varied technology start-up ideas - will compete for funding at the Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) showcase, held in the Venetian Bellini Ballroom.
MegaBots, Inc. - one of the semi-finalists in the competition - is hoping to win a slot as a finalist (there are three) with its 15-foot-tall fighting robot known as the MegaBot Mark II.
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You may recall that the MegaBot team recently issued a challenge to Japan's famous fighting robot, Kuratas. Organizers of the TBA heavyweight bout hope that it will be the first step toward a future robot sports league of spectacular arena battles. That's where the funding comes in.