Boston Dynamics’ latest video featuring several of its robots welcoming 2021 in style has gone viral with more than 15 millions views. In a stunning dance video that’s part celebration of an incredible engineering achievement, the MIT sing-off company showed four of its robots performing fully choreographed dance moves to The Contours’ iconic Motown hit ‘Do you love me’.
In the nearly 3-minute video, two humanoid robots of the company named Atlas kicks off the routine with some quirky moves.
But when the company’s most famous robot, Spot the robot dog joins in, it takes the choreography to a whole new level, twirling and bending to imitate breakdance moves, wowing many online.
In the end, another robot named Handle, specially designed to move boxes also joins in, punching in some knockout moves.
While most were taken by surprise, they couldn’t deny robots dancing talent was slightly eerie, however, lauded the efforts of the engineers to make this possible.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk too shared the video online saying, “This is not CGI”. Later posted another screenshot from the video adding: “Snake-head dog had my undivided attention until winder-head ostrich came gliding through all nonchalant”.