The internet has been stunned by a video showing Robo dogs dancing to a popular song created by Boston Dynamics.
The video shows seven robots dancing to the hit song “Permission to Dance” by K-Pop band BTS. One dog appears on screen at the beginning of the video and sings the solo parts.
As the chorus plays, the entire troop dances in a series of synchronized movements that appear to be a boy band in motion.
The Spot dogs are accompanied by a 6-foot-tall bipedal humanoid robot named Atlas, developed by the same company.
A user commented on the YouTube video that the company could win Britain’s Got Talent, while another trolled it and said it was becoming an entertainment company.
Dance arrangements were made for the upcoming “BTS Yet To Come in BUSAN” concert, which will take place on October 15.
Atlas’ movements are jaw-droppingly human, according to one user.
In the same way that the Turing Test has become a benchmark for language models, I would say that the BTS Dance Test has become a milestone for robot design,” said another.
Dance is a skill that dogs possess. Last year, the company released a video featuring the “band” dancing to IONIQ: I’m On It by the South Korean band.
In the video, the dogs performed impressive moves in which their arms were shot in various directions.
In a blog post, Boston Dynamics roboticist Eric Whitman wrote that there were many challenges in integrating the choreographer’s vision into the software.
Whitman noted that they have the disadvantage of being told every detail. They do not improvise at all.
Boston Dynamics created a video to celebrate the complete acquisition of the company by Hyundai Motor Company.
One user commented, “This is an incredible engineering feat.”.