Boston Dynamics' MiniSpot robot dances to 'Uptown Funk.'

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

It twerks. It moonwalks. It's only a matter of time before world domination.


Kris Seavers


Posted on Oct 16, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 3:56 am CDT

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.


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*First Published: Oct 16, 2018, 9:11 pm CDT