Samuray VS sword ROBOT

A katana-armed industrial robot vs Samurai sword master Isao Machii

This is MOTOMAN-MH24, a robot who, depending on where you stand on the spectrum of robotics, is either a piece of metallic awesomeness, or an absolute nightmare.

Motoman was given a samurai and the opportunity to “learn” the three-dimensional sword techniques of master Isao Machii, a modern day samurai and the holder of 5 Guinness World Records pertaining to cutting things.


Isao Machii (町井勲 Machii Isao, born August 20, 1973) is a Japanese Iaido master (Shūshinryū Iaijutsu hyōhō, Shūshin-kan head master) in Kawanishi, Hyōgo, Japan.

He holds a number of Guinness World Records for his sword skills, including “Most martial arts sword cuts to one mat (suegiri)”, “Fastest 1,000 martial arts sword cuts”, “Most sword cuts to straw mats in three minutes”, and “Fastest tennis ball (820 km/h) cut by sword”.