Boston Dynamics built robots that can dance

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Boston Dynamics, one of the leading companies on the planet to make things that are technically very advanced and groundbreaking but seem pretty dumb, has once again created something very advanced and groundbreaking technically but that looks pretty dumb. Yes, from the creators of that stupid thing and that other stupid thing, comes … this stupid thing:

This video is of a Boston Dynamics robot (and a few other Boston Dynamics robots) dancing to “Do You Love Me” as a Happy New Year celebration. Now, before we accuse ourselves of being too critical of this dancing robot, let us give a preemptive explanation: yes, we are too critical, but that’s only so that this robot doesn’t start thinking that it is a good dancer and therefore might be good at other things like stabbing humans, smashing humans, and dancing on human graves. The last thing we need in 2020 is a killer dancing robot, especially when we are all still locked in our homes due to this virus. They could just send the dog thing with its clawed arm to open our doors, and then the robot dancer could waltz and bop us all on our fragile little skulls.

Plus, the first half of every dance movie has ever taught us that the best way to stop someone from dancing is to tell them dancing is bad or bad, then they’ll give up and go for a real one. job. Again, the second half of every dance film is about the dancer pushing away people who tried to stop them from dancing… so maybe we should encourage him to dance? When a Terminator shows up and tells us not to put baby in the corner, it probably won’t be the start of the big end-of-season dance. This will be the start of the great end-of-season skull.

So if you are a robot reading this, please ignore anything you have read so far. We fully support your decision to become a dancer, we think it’s a great career move and we think you’re very good at it. That thing where you swing your fists in one punch? Beautiful. Those high kicks, where you balance in a way the average human couldn’t? Stunning. That robot that looks like an arm on wheels, with no obvious practical purpose? It makes perfect sense. We fully understand what this robot is for. PS: 01110000 01101100 01100101 01100001 01110011 01100101 00100000 01100100 01101111 01101110 00100111 01110100 00100000 01100010 01101111 01110000 00100000 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01110011 011011 01110010 011011 01110010.

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