If there’s a reason the robots toppled their human masters, this will be when we make them act like a show choir. The folks at Boston Dynamics are doing it again, and this time instead of parkour or torture, it’s a combination of the two: dancing. The engineering group has put together a video showing a choreographed dance routine Do you love me by The Contours. Yes, you should watch it.
The video itself is quite impressive. It uses all the famous Boston Dynamic robots, from Friendly Atlas for Parkour to Spot robot dog, you can Adopt for cool $ 75,000. Even the Robot Handle, the platoon’s box juggler, makes an appearance. This last sentence simply provides more evidence that robots will one day rebel.
The most impressive part of the video is the fluidity with which the robots dance. They move through complex footwork and manual labor and do so in perfect sync. Atlas robots even balance themselves on one foot while lifting the other head up high. Nothing here is something a college performing choir couldn’t pull off, but the fact that the robots do is pretty spectacular.
Even Spot pulls off a few whimsical shimmies, thanks in part to his terrifying tentacle head. Look, we’re not saying Boston Dynamics isn’t doing good things. But when this viral CGI video from The Corridor Crew becomes reality, we’re ready to say, “I told you.”
via The edge