Video: Robotic lightsaber duel

May 12, 2011

Robotic technology has become an integral part of manufacturing success. Robots can help improve plant productivity, automation and uptime. Every day, robots are becoming more efficient, reliable and easier to control. But can the robots at your plant reenact battle scenes from Star Wars?

Robotic technology has become an integral part of manufacturing success. Robots can help improve plant productivity, automation and uptime. Every day, robots are becoming more efficient, reliable and easier to control. But can the robots at your plant reenact battle scenes from Star Wars?

At the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai, two of Yasakawa’s Motoman manufacturing machines performed a choreographed lightsaber battle to the amazement of onlookers. The dueling droids, equipped with a blue lightsaber and a double-bladed red lightsaber, illustrate the versatility and range of these robotic wonders. Watch the battle below.

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