Video: Sword Wielding WiiBot

“Brian and I were talking in his office a couple weeks ago about theKuka robots’ fast reactions to serial data, and I realized, hey, why nothook it to a WiiMote?” From this humble beginning comes WiiBot,one of the more bizarre robotic creations to turn up in while. A verylarge, very fast, very dangerous, industrial robot slinging a swordaround under the control of a WiiMote. “The sword proved much, much,more frightening than the tennis racket. The KR16 has that model numberbecause it can move 16kg at full speed and full accuracy. That’s asurprising amount of mass, and the sword doesn’t weigh anywhere nearthat mark. We all realized that the robot could decapitate us withlittle difficulty.” Story via Gizmodovia Hackadayvia Slashgear

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