You need to see this sword fighting robot
[Image Source: NamikiLabs]
Manika Laboratory based in Japan specialise in robotics with high-speed manipulation and vision that can both move and react quicker than humans. It all sounds well and good until you hear that they programmed one to be able to sword fight. Yeah, we imagine the team behind it hasn't seen the Terminator movies.
Check it out:
Algorithms have been programmed to analyse the initial movement and calculate the possible trajectories. It then works out the best method of defense to cover all possibilities, as well as having the quicker reaction time to its advantage.