Friday, August 10, 2007

Japan's dancing robots

To show off their robot technology, a team at Tokyo University programmed one of their robots to dance a traditional Japanese folk dance—accompanied by a human dancer to demonstrate the fidelity of the robot's movements.


Seriously, this robot is so lifelike, it'll make you want to shout out, "Klaatu barada nikto!"





The dancing-robot phenomenon is not new to Japan. Below is a movie from a year or so ago of a quartet of dancing robots courtesy of Sony.





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