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University Students Build 'Jedi Bot' to Help Jedi Training Process

 - Jul 19, 2011
References: spectrum.ieee.org & gizmodo
The students at Stanford University's Experimental Robotics program have been hard at work creating the 'Jedi Bot.' Essentially, it's a robot that wields a plastic swords much like a light saber, and its function is to fight and train its opponent.

Unfortunately, this is not an artificial intelligence robot, and it cannot predict your next move. However, this robot is still mighty impressive because of its ability to react to your movements. If this robotic arm could move any faster, it would be a much more dangerous training tool than it is. For now, the Jedi Bot is useful for its fluid movements and targeting abilities. If this was available for purchase, the world would then be full of Jedi masters.