Yes, I know we’re all pretty pumped up for that upcoming giant robot fight happening this August between the MegaBots’ MK II (United States) and Suidobashi Heavy Industries’ Kuratas (Japan). This is the first of its kind in the world and it’s absolutely a dream come true for all robot fans everywhere.
Well now it looks like a third competitor is coming into the picture as several news reports confirmed that China has just recently unveiled their own ‘Monkey King’ – a 15-ft tall fighting robot created by GREATMETAL, a Chinese robotics company.
Step aside, Japan and US: Give way for China’s massive ‘Monkey King’ robot!
According to a DailyMail article, the Monkey King is “a single-seat machine that takes the form of a giant monkey, as it is capable of fighting while standing on two legs or on all fours.”
We are further told that:
“The quadrupedal, single-seat machine takes on the form of a monkey and weighs more than 8,000 pounds (4 tonnes) – and a leaked video has suggested that the robot is equipped with a rotating head.”
Meanwhile, in an interview with New Atlas, Monkey King creator Shiqian Sun shared the prototype robot took them about two months to complete.
You can watch GREATMETAL’s teaser video here:
At this point, however, MegaBots remains undecided whether they should allow China to join the giant robot duel.
Many are seeing the said competition as “a mix between Ultimate Fighting Championship and Formula One auto racing.”
Matt Oehrlein, co-founder of MegaBots said:
“Everyone wins as long as there is robot carnage
“People want to see these things fight.
“They want to see them punch each other, they want to see them ripped apart and they want to be entertained.”
Well what do you think, folks? Should China be permitted to fight in the robot duel? Does Monkey King look like it stands a chance against US and Japan? Let us know in the comment section below!
Surgeon Attaches Mouse’s Head to a Rat as ‘Practice’ for First Ever Human Head Transplant
Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero is confident that he can perform the first ever successful human head transplant.
A couple of years ago, Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero stated that he would be able to perform the first successful human head transplant. He pointed out that this would be a revolutionary treatment for people with diseases like spinal muscular atrophy. Someone who is paralyzed from the neck down could also have their head connected to an otherwise undamaged body. To prove that his head transplant plan is viable, Canavero experimented on various animals. Among them are a mouse and a rat.
According to Canavero's theory, their heads would be surgically grafted to a donor body. Sounds like something out of sci-fi flick, right? Moreover, in theory, it seems like it would work. Then again, there are so many other factors that would affect it. Still, Canavero appears to be oblivious to these obstacles.
Dr. Sergio Canavero has an abundance of confidence in his skills.
Forget What They Taught You In School, Jupiter Does Not Orbit The Sun!
It’s so big it has its own rules.
We’ve been taught since elementary school that ALL planets in the Solar System orbit around the Sun. But adulthood comes with newer and more amazing information and this one tidbit will surely make you question what your science teacher has taught you. It turns out that Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, does not actually revolve around the sun. For real.
See, Jupiter is a MASSIVE planet. This gas giant has 2.5 times the mass of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter’s size affects its gravity with the sun; the center is NOT inside the sun but resides at a point in space located just above the ball of fire’s surface.
Contrary to what we've been taught at school, Jupiter does not actually orbit around the sun.
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The topnotch security expert keeps the tech giant safe from black hat hackers.
No matter what anyone says, nothing is ever unhackable on the web. Every day, as we share our lives online, we are exposing ourselves to the world - no matter what our security settings may be. It is important for each online user and for each tech company that caters to them to make security a priority. Take Google, for example, the tech giant that every web user is familiar with.
Google's weapon against black hat hackers is Parisa Tabriz. Every day, the company's 'Security Princess' and 'Browser Boss,' along with her team of about 30 security experts in the US and Europe, tries to hack their own company and works her magic to ward off malicious hackers.
Meet Parisa Tabriz, the 'Security Princess' and 'Browser Boss' of Google.
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