Who thought this was a good idea? Seriously? There’s no situation where a sword-swinging robot would ever be needed… except maybe to start the robot apocalypse and put an end to humanity.
Isao Machii is a master of swordplay and the five-time iaijyutsu record holder who taught a robot how to use a sword just as well as he does. Congratulations, dude… you just planted the first seed of the robot revolution.
Oh, and incase you were wondering, the robot that will certainly bring an end to the human race has been brought to us courteously of robot manufacturer, Yaskawa, whose motto is, “If we’re not teaching robots how to use weapons, we’re not doing our job.”