Watch (and worry) as two real-world robots duel with lightsabers

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Dec 14, 2012

As much as we like seeing two robots have at each other with lightsabers, we also worry this could fall into the "Is this really a good idea?" department. We kinda prefer our robots unarmed.

At Shanghai's International Conference on Robotics and Automation, two industrial robots were taken off the welding line and set to dueling for our entertainment. So now that we've been entertained, can we take away those lightsabers, please?

Because if we've learned anything from years of watching sci-fi movies, it's that this is the kind of thing that leads to a robot uprising.

Take a look at the shape of things to come below.

(via The Daily What)