OK, so they might not be up to Street Fighter levels just yet, but these fighting robots out of Japan show just how far we’ve come with robotics. They duke it out in a fight to the death (or knockout), punching, kicking, flipping and even bouncing back up like mini-martial arts masters – it’s like a table-top real life Real Steel.
Imagine when these things are kitted out with Kinect control and a VR helmet to give you a robot’s eye-view; you could probably even do battle from the comfort of your living room, fighting it out in the robo-flesh against someone from the other side of the world. Sadly I’d probably still suck like I do at Tekken though, as some of you can attest. [YouTube via The Verge]