Watch this Boston Dynamics robot dance its butt off to ‘Uptown Funk’

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Boston Dynamics, the engineering team behind robots that do everything from run and jump to wash dishes, has once again debuted a video that’s either amazing or creepy, depending on your point of view. This time, the team’s robot dog SpotMini is dancing its artificially intelligent butt off to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.”

Its dance moves are, admittedly, pretty decent. SpotMini twerks, moonwalks, and works the dance floor better than a lot of humans could.

And sure, it’s an incredible feat—until you remember that robots are inching closer to world domination. As Mashable depressingly points out, a robot that can be programmed to dance is probably only a few degrees away from a robot that can be programmed to end human life.

Even if the human race is doomed, at least we can watch entertaining robot videos until our imminent demise.


Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers

Kris Seavers is the Evening Editor for the Daily Dot, where she covers breaking news, politics, and LGBTQ issues. Her work has appeared in Central Texas publications, including Austin Monthly and San Antonio Magazine, and on NPR.