Robotics company Boston Dynamics has released a new video showing off the latest set of skills its robots can handle – precision perfect dancing.
The entire and seriously impressive collection of Boston Dynamics robots – humanoid Atlas, the dog-shaped Spot, and the box-juggling Handle – can be seen completing a choreographed performance to the tune of The Countours’ hit ‘Do You Love Me?’.
Watch the Boston Dynamics robots dance in the video above.
The robotic trio run, jump, shuffle, spin, kick, twirl and generally move more smoothly and gracefully than most of us humans can manage on the dancefloor.
While some have commented that the dancing robots is a creepy forecast of robotic abilities of the future, others have found it seriously impressive.
Even tech business magnate Elon Musk had to praise it.
“This is not CGI,” Musk tweeted.
Boston Dynamics purchased for $AU1.5 BILLION
Boston Dynamics shot to fame worldwide with its dog-like quadrupedal robots as part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Earlier in December, the Boston Dynamics was purchased by car manufacturing giant Hyundai for close to $AU1.5 billion.
Hyundai says the investment is a long-term play at developing humanoid robots for jobs like “caregiving for patients at hospitals” and for autonomous driving and development of smart factories.
Boston Dynamics robots for sale
If you are happy to splash the cash, you can buy the Boston Robotics ‘Spot’ for a cool $AU100,000.
While it is an incredibly impressive machine, Spot’s workload is really only limited to surveying and data collection – mostly tasks like creating 3D maps or checking machines for faults.
“We mostly sell the robot to industrial and commercial customers who have a sensor they want to take somewhere they don’t want a person to go,” Boston Dynamics’ lead robotics engineer, Zack Jackowski, told The Verge.
“Usually because it’s dangerous or because they need to do it so often that it would drive someone mad.
“Like carrying a camera around a factory 40 times a day and taking the same pictures each time.”