Boston Dynamics’ robots have recently learned to move like Jagger! The promotional video demonstrates the robots’ agility and precision improvements. (Image Credit: Boston Dynamics)
Boston Dynamics is at it again! This time, the company, purchased by Hyundai, recently released a video showing its robots moving around to Rolling Stone’s “Start Me Up” song. The video coincides with the song’s 40th-anniversary release date and shows the band playing their instruments with lead singer Mick Jagger. Each robot serves as an imitation of each band member as they move around. Boston Dynamics’ team shows the robot video playing next to the original Stones’ video as the song plays.
Initially, Boston Dynamics’ videos showed the robots moving around on natural terrain. Later videos showcase the robots’ ability to perform backflips and bounce off nearby objects. So far, the company has sold over 400 of these robots to different companies, including the New York Police Department.
Ultimately, the band is led by a Mick Jagger bot. The dog-like robot pulls off dance moves in a very specific manner, recreating a replica of Jagger’s world-famous Swagger as performed by the band’s frontman. Not only that, but the robot can also lip-sync the whole song. While the music continues playing, the camera shifts to reveal two other robot band members meant to imitate Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood as they play instruments and move close to sing with Jagger. However, the drummer remains absent, likely as a tribute to the band’s drummer who passed away earlier this year.
Apart from being the coolest robot demonstration, the video also promotes the robot’s agility, precision, and timing. This could suggest that these machines can perform more tasks apart from hauling equipment around. Is no job safe from robotic automation?
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