Everyone knows we should never arm robots.

Robots are our servants and should only be forced to work in the factories, vacuum, and occasionally dance. Unfortunately, there’s always going to be that one person who wants to give robots just a little too much power.

Today, that person is YouTuber Irfon Automation. He wanted to show off his skills so he attached a knife to a Staubli TX40 and programmed it to play the knife game or five finger fillet or whatever you want to call it. Here’s what happened:

Sure, it’s downright impressive that his neighbor (or sacrificial lamb) did not get his fingers cut off, but I don’t think it’s quite the best use of a machine that’s known for doing mundane work like precision lathe loading and unloading (whatever that means).

Anyone with a love of movies will automatically think of that famous scene from Aliens in which Bishop plays the knife game with the late Bill Paxton.

However, I’m immediately reminded of the much more impressive and real (I think) version played by the generally badass thesamurider on Instagram.

Take a look:

I probably shouldn’t have to tell you but don’t try any of this at home, whether you have a robot or not.



Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
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