I love this! I was thinking the other day... If they started to make Atlas (formerly Boston Dynamic, Now Google owned Robot) into a combatant I was wondering if melee weapons would make a combat in the future as robots are not so squishy to be taken down by a few bullets. Perhaps a lot of AP rounds that target vital system controllers, but with redundant system that suddenly become pragmatic and the cost and difficulty of disabling a combat ready robot increases.
Specialized sword-like weapons could be used by servo assisted arms or robots to do devastating gross damage, making it easier to disable mobility and capture robots without them besting destroyed.
What really strikes me about this is how real the character looks, the cloth folds and lighting are extremely talented and just..convincing is the word I'd use. Despite the subject matter, it's still something I could believe was real. Excellent work, as always.