It’s an almost creepy echo of history: two megapowers, one from the Far East and one from the West, are about to do battle on the world stage using mighty mechanised creations. Fortunately, this time not a drop of blood will be spilt – some hydraulic fluid, maybe. Suidobashi Heavy Industries of Japan has take up the gauntlet thrown down by American giant robot makers Megabot: a giant robot duel.

The battle is likely to take place in 2016, according to this report.