US robotics company MegaBot has challenged Japanese robotics company Suidobashi Heavy Industry to a duel:
And Suidobashi has accepted:
Looking at the robots, it seems like some fiction where different countries have their own robots got some things right; the American MegaBot Mark II (inspired by MechWarrior) is heavier and more tanklike, while the Japanese Kuratas (inspired by Armored Trooper VOTOMS) is more mobile and maneuverable.
A year from now two mecha will fight each other. This is something that is happening in real life.