Sword-swinging Robo-One robot
Giant fighting robots in Japanese science fiction never seem able to finish the job with guns and missiles alone — sooner or later, they have to get in close, pull out a sword, and settle things medieval style. A new Robo-One style robot demonstrated at Maker Faire Tokyo 2012 can do just that. Check out the cool new video caught by Lem Fugitt of Robots-Dreams fame:
Personally, I love this. When robots step into the ring, I think any melee weapons should be allowed, provided the bots start empty handed, only equipping the weapon after the battle begins. Robo-kendo, anyone?
P.S. If anybody can identify the builder or his robot, please post in the comments below!