While the field of robot fighting is still in its early stages, the advancement of sensory technology opens a gateway of opportunity for martial artists and fighters alike to become immerse themselves into this technological field. Not only can martial art practitioners provide information in fighting techniques that could be applied to the robot itself, they can also contribute practical tips on the way our body works, which in turn helps to build greater, more efficient robots.
Ultimately, robots are an extension of humans. With the growing accessibility to technology and machinery, the field of robotics is advancing at an incredible rate. With such an inevitable occurrence, we are beginning to see more human-sized robots emerge, with greater resemblance to us in shape and form, and rather than run away from it, we should learn to embrace it. By doing so, we can also come to explore and grasp a deeper understanding of ourselves.
“In this world, everyone has a dream of martial arts, whether Westerner or Chinese. Why do we worship a hero? It is because a hero can solve the problems humans cannot solve. In my world, the definition I was thinking from the age of 20 is, with the development and needs of human beings, martial art is also developing in various human technical aspects, and [I believe] martial art will extend dreams of many people. Robot fighting is something I cannot do. I cannot reach the limit of my body and fitness, but I can make one of my apprentices, and let him to complete my dream, so I have to give this machine my focus, my soul, my perception and my thoughts toward errantry.” (Jet Li on King of Bots)