But Can They Do the Robot?

'Reply: Affirmative, I am programmed to "do The Robot," as you humans are fond of phrasing. Fact: You are the 4,493rd human to ask me that question. Conclusion: Humans are pathetic and inferior. Fact: Robots cannot be charged with murder. Prediction: The next human to ask me that question will discover my shiny metal foot so far up his/her up ass that he/she will sneeze cooling solution for 2.7 days before succumbing to a painful death. If your dream is terminal rectal bleeding, you've come to the correct Dream Robot. Announcement: This press conference is over, meatbags.'

High-Tech 'Dream Robots' Dance for Beck

from andPOP

Humans aren' the only ones who can't resist Beck's music.

In the singer-songwriter's video for "Hell Yes," the world’s only "dream robots" do a synchronized dance routine to his new single.

Called QRIOs, they are currently the only four working robots of their kind in the world and were developed by Sony Japan as high-tech playthings for children. The QRIO can carry on conversations, adapt to a variety of environments and mimic human movements, including complex dance routines.

"They're not due for three or four years, but we were able to get them for the video thanks to the good people of Sony Japan," director Garth Jennings, who also directed this year’s big-screen adaptation of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, told MTV. "They have such an unbelievably fluid range of motions, so Beck and I just had to work out an elaborately choreographed number for them. I think it took the programmers in Japan about three weeks to program the routine into each robot."

The robots, who are just under two feet tall, perform the dance routine in front of what appears to be a room full of reporters. Beck himself appears briefly in the video, floating as a ghostly hologram above the QRIOs, according to MTV.


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