How do you make industrial robots exciting? By giving them lightsabers and having them battle, it turns out.
At this year ICRA or International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai, two Motoman industrial robots from Japanese company Yasakawa duked it out with a couple of what I assume are plastic lightsabers. It's actually pretty impressive! I mean, sure, I don't have any influence over purchasers of industrial robots, but if I did, I would really be singin' the praises of these things!