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19th Entertainment Division Jury Selections

YASKAWA BUSHIDO PROJECT / industrial robot vs sword master

Video work

YASKAWA BUSHIDO PROJECT Team (ABE Mitsushi, Representative) [Japan]


Sword techniques of MACHII Isao, who holds five world records, were studied through 3D analysis, and precisely reproduced by an industrial robot, “MOTOMAN-MH24”. Created with a theme of enabling robots to inherit advanced techniques engendered by Japanese culture, this work interprets human body performance through robot technology. The work attempts to express civility and empathy for others, which are important in bushido (Samurai’s way).