After winning the highly anticipated (and much delayed) mecha match against Japan’s Kuratas, Megabots set its sights towards starting a massive robot tourney by the end of next year. Now the company behind team USA has begun a Kickstarter with a goal of $950,000 USD in order to host and fund the project properly in an unannounced 20,000-seat San Francisco location. Eagle Prime will join three other bots (seven, if stretch goals are met) in a live competition, as opposed to their debut being heavily edited and scripted.
“We want to say that it has always been our intention to create a live, unscripted sport, and this is the culmination of that drive,” MegaBots cofounder and CEO Gui Cavalcanti told Engadget. The company is even going so far as to open source an older robot design of theirs for other teams’ research in building their own.
If you want to see this live competition become a thing, you can contribute directly over on Kickstarter. Stay tuned for more mecha info as the story develops.