Developing 7 robotic dogs that dance and mimic disco movements


Eric Whitman, a roboticist at Boston Dynamics, said in the Boston Dynamics blog, filming the video was an unprecedented technical challenge, as he appeared in the first video, the group of robots dancing to the 2020 song of the band “IONIQ.” : I'm On It. There were a lot of challenges around getting the vision of our choreographer, who used to work with human dancers on our show. Everything had to be prepared in advance and meticulously written. And robots have an advantage over humans in that they are repeatable. Once you get the movement right, it stays right. They don't improvise at all.


Spot's arms launch in a series of flex patterns, giving the appearance of a single robot as multi-armed. Then the seven robots separate, synchronizing their steps and appearing to perform each other's dance moves.


In the second video where Spot meets the band, another robot from Boston Dynamics, called Atlas, is a fearsome six-foot-tall humanoid robot that dances better than the BTS members.


The robot can be used for a range of heavy-duty applications, including checking missile launch test sites, as is done by SpaceX, and robots are being deployed in the French army to help military school personnel complete training scenarios.


Spot can map and sense its environment, avoid obstacles, climb stairs and open doors, and can perform dangerous missions in a variety of harsh environments such as nuclear plants, offshore oil fields, and construction sites.


In the second video where Spot meets the band, another robot from Boston Dynamics, called Atlas, is a fearsome six-foot-tall humanoid robot that dances better than the BTS members.

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