The video shows Atlas, Spot, and Handle – Boston Dynamics’ humanoid, canine, and logistics robots respectively – moving in a coordinated routine to the beat of the music.
The machines step, jump, spin, and run with impressive accuracy, performing moves like the “mashed potato” and the twist in time to the lyrics of the song.
This is not the first time that Boston Dynamics has demonstrated the dance prowess of its machines. In 2018, it uploaded “UpTown Spot”, a video where its mechanical dog achieved a brief performance of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson.
Spot, which recently became commercially available for $74,500 has apparently been purchased 260 times.
During the coronavirus pandemic, it has been used in Singapore to patrol parks and encourage local people to continue social distancing.
In New Zealand it has become a sheepdog, able to be controlled remotely and round up the animals across a mountainside.
Among its other robots are Pick, an item-grabbing machine, and the company says it is working on a new version of its Handle robot – a small, bird-like machine which can move items into shipping containers or trucks easier than other robots.
Boston Dynamics was recently purchased by Hyundai, although it is unclear exactly what service the robotics company would provide.
CEO Robert Playter has hypothesized that the company could develop machines in the logistics industry.
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