While the world prepares to welcome 2021, Boston Dynamics has got its robots on the dancing floor to ring in the New Year in a humorous way.
The premier US robotics design company recently released a fun video of its machines performing a choreographed dance routine to ‘Do You Love Me’ by The Contours.
The two minute and 53 second clip features Atlas the humanoid robot and Spot the robot dog. Also joining them towards the end is Handle, a robot designed to move boxes but one that also packs some surprising dance moves.
The video has gone viral online since being shared on Tuesday (December 29). “Our whole crew got together to celebrate the start of what we hope will be a happier year: Happy New Year from all of us at Boston Dynamics,” the company wrote while sharing the video on YouTube.
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The robot dance has been viewed over 3 million times and has garnered thousands of ‘likes’ besides comments from viewers predicting doomsday prophecies.
A user commented: “About as impressive as watching a pianola reading a perforated sheet.”
Another user commented, “dear robots, please do not dance on our corpses in 10 years.”
The dance reminded many of Arnold Schwarznegger-starrer sci-fi series ‘Terminator’.
· “It all fun and games until they become self-aware and kill John Connor”
· “John Connor warned us about this”
· “Skynet in 3…2…1…”
The dance moves were so perfect that some suspected the genuineness of the video. “Is it just me or someone else think it’s a CGI,” another said.
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk also shared the video on the microblogging platform with a caption: “This is not CGI”.