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If you've been wanting to get in the ring for a spar but don't want to hurt anyone (especially yourself), this FA-1 Fighting Android Sparring Partner could be just the ticket. A martial arts/boxing training robot, it's made by Self Defense Technologies and is designed to move with you, giving you variable punching and defensive positions and different speeds. And when you're done, you can take it out for a beer—no hard feelings. I'll be interested to see how this thing stands upright—do they stick a pole in its butt or something?

Fighting Androids [sdtandroids]