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HUBO Stabs Self In Head With Foam Sword

By Evan Ackerman

Could someone please explain to me why, exactly, roboticists seem to think that it’s such a good idea to give their creations swords? Like, I get that it’s a way to demonstrate grasping and dexterous movements, but if you start with robots demonstrating swords, you move on to robots fighting each other with swords, and this will be our terrifying future. And swordplay seems to be a bad idea for HUBO here more than most, since it repeatedly hits itself in the head with a sword that is thankfully not made out of anything dangerous…

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  • http://twitter.com/Olliefw Ollie Williams

    It's probably to prove that robots can indeed self terminate.

  • http://SlySpyder.com Tosh

    Don't let that robot watch any martial arts movies!!

  • http://zotel.livejournal.com/ Zotel

    The Robotic Stooges – live action version.

  • mcman

    I agree! Never give a robot a sword. Unless of course he's defending you from a marauding band of……marauders.

  • Jessicat

    Are we hinting to Terminator? lol Well if we spread the word, maybe we can prevent it from happening while they are still unskilled enough to no to hurt themselves.

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  • Nikkita Croix

    This robot looks skilled and agile. Imagine if the engineers could use one of the legs or arms for amputees. We could all be bionic super people.

  • Nikkita Croix

    This robot looks skilled and agile. Imagine if the engineers could use one of the legs or arms for amputees. We could all be bionic super people.