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July 19, 2011 AT 10:03 am

JediBot Engages in Mock Lightsaber Duels

Students at Stanford have created a robot that you can fight with a foam lightsaber. From IEEE Spectrum:

If there was one bad thing about those lightsaber-wielding robots from Yaskawa that we saw at ICRA, it was that you couldn’t bust out your own lightsaber and jump in the middle of the fight. A paper also presented at ICRA showed us robots swinging swords in simulation against humans, but without much in the way of physical combat. Now a student project at Stanford has put these two brilliant ideas together and come up with “JediBot,” a robot arm that will actually try to kill you with a foam sword.

Is it fun to design a robot that can fight humans? No doubt.

Is it wise? Ehhh, prob’ly not so much… 🙂


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  1. We are all doomed!!!

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