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It's Man Vs. Robot In This Swordsmanship Showdown

Jun 13, 2015 By Christi Mulligan
Isao Machii is a five-time iaijutsu record holder and a master of swordplay. Iaijutsu is the traditional Japanese art of sword fighting. Yaskawa Electric Corporation used state-of-the-art motion-capture technology to record Machii's amazing skills and movements. Yaskawa then built Motoman MH-24, an industrial robot, which was programmed to produce the movements and skills executed by Machii as he was recorded. The result? Machii appears to be faster, but the robot is just as accurate. To be honest, the concept is a bit frightful since, at least, Machii can be told to stop.
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