Testing Real Giant Robot Weapons

You’ve seen it in movies, cartoons and video games, but gladiator-style robot combat has yet to become a reality – until now.

Megabots, a California robotics firm, tested a collection of machine-slaying bots to narrow down the deadliest ones for their Mk.III robot, which will take on Japan’s Kuratas robot in an upcoming giant robot duel.

The American team’s weapons include a body crushing grapple and a spinning wheel of death nicknamed ‘The Dentist’ that can tear through a 13 foot robot in seconds.