General Dance Discussion > Dancing with a Smart Robot

Discussion in 'General Dance Discussion' started by DanceMentor, Jul 20, 2003.

  1. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    On Slashdot:

    "Yes, this is possible, thanks to researchers at Tohoku University, reports Japan Today in a brief article [Warning: it takes a while for loading]. Equipped with a computer, sensors and batteries, it can move in any direction on four wheels and has memory for five steps necessary to dance the waltz. This sidebar contains a photograph of a student waltzing with the robot, MS DanceR (Mobile Smart Dance Robot), coming from another short story carried by Ananova."

    From Anova:
  2. will35

    will35 New Member

    I just noticed the delighted expression on this guy's face. He's really having fun.
  3. dancergal

    dancergal New Member

    I think it would be a little nicer if her dress went all the way down to cover those wirey legs!!! :lol:
  4. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

    It looks as though it may be pulled up for the sake of the photo?
  5. will35

    will35 New Member

    Yes. She has white gloves, but she is showing her entire crotch area.
  6. will35

    will35 New Member

    If I were her, I'd never dance with that guy again.
  7. dancergal

    dancergal New Member

    She could use a little makeup. She's awfully pale, and really that hairstyle is so yesterday!!
  8. Swing Kitten

    Swing Kitten New Member

  9. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    ...and technology begins to embrace the world of dance a little bit more. Very interersting...

    Agreed, the robo-woman does need to be fully dressed with some makeup and a fresh hairstyle.

    Otherwise, cool advancement!
  10. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    True, dd.

    And probably cheaper than private dance lessons! :lol: :lol:
  11. Sarah

    Sarah New Member

    Like we need extra followers.....
  12. SDsalsaguy

    SDsalsaguy Administrator Staff Member

  13. dancersdreamland

    dancersdreamland New Member

    Now, if they can create a leading robot, I'm all game!! :D
  14. DanceMentor

    DanceMentor Administrator

    I posted this a while ago before the Dance Forums were very popular. I found this by searching on Google news. I'm glad to see some people have read this now.

    Yes I think we need a leading robot. That way I can see how my female students are dancing. It will also make teaching my private lessons much easier. :lol:
  15. dancergal

    dancergal New Member

    I don't know, maybe they will like him so much, they'll want all their lessons from Mr. Robot!! So cool and smooth. ha ha ha!

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