Dancing Robot to Preserve Japan’s Folk Arts
The mighty Transformer Optimus Prime might be able to save the universe, but who’s going to teach the Autobots to do the Hustle?
Enter HRP-2, a humanoid robot designed by Japanese researchers that is programmed to reproduce dance steps with the practiced grace of an electronic geisha. The 5-foot-tall (1.5-meter-tall) robot is seen here at a press demo at the University of Tokyo’s Institute of Industrial Science on January 12, 2005.
Source: National Geographic.