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Dance Dance Robot Uprising

This video was recorded during the 6th ROBO-ONE GATE IN INTERNATIONAL ROBOT EXHIBITION 2009 Dance Competition, whatever THAT is. The robots have their own dance competitions now? Barack Obama is like, “watch yourself, robots.” The thing that I take away from this robot’s performance is that we are going to need to revisit the “uncanny valley.” I know that as robots become more and more human-like they produce a feeling of revulsion in human observers, but what if the robot becomes SO lifelike that you can’t even tell it’s a robot anymore? Would you care to dance with me, pretty beautiful normal lady? You are such a good and fluid dancer who dances like all the other normal women here. (That is how I talk to human beings!)

(Via Geekologie.)