They’re a dance, dance, dance, dance, dancin’ machine…

Watch them get down, watch them get down
As they do, do, do their thing, right on the scene

Because sometimes what you need most is to watch a robot doggo dancing to U2’s “With or Without You” performed on cellos by Massimiliano Martinelli and Fulvia Mancini.

Actually, this nimble robot isn’t specifically canine. This autonomous quadruped is an ANYmal from the Robotic Systems Lab at ETH Zurich. The ANYmal is designed for operation in challenging environments, but it turns out they’ve got all sorts of great moves for the dance floor too.

ANYmal carries an onboard microphone with which music can be perceived. The beat of the music is analyzed and a suitable sequence of dance motions is choreographed. The desired and real motion trajectories are compared such that the delay between music and motion can be minimized.


[via designboom]

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