Boston Dynamics Got Spot the Robot to Strut Like Mick Jagger

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    We've seen Boston Dynamics' Spot robot do gymnastics, we've seen it take a beating from a guy with a hockey stick, but the robotics firm may have outdone itself by posting a new video on YouTube of three Spot robots dancing along to part of the Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" next to the original music video.

    The famous robotics firm, known largely for its viral videos of its bipedal Atlas robot and "robot dog" Spot, posted the video (embedded below) to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1981 Rolling Stones LP Tattoo You.

    In Boston Dynamics' video, the Spot robots are shown dancing in near perfect sync in a side-by-side reel that also shows a clip of the Stones' original music video. We never would have imagined a quadrupedal robot could imitate the Jagger chicken head bob with such precision.

    And, as guitar icon Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood start to sing along, the Spot robots' grippers open to imitate three mouths in a scene that invokes images of Dr. Octavius from Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 2. In other words, it has that perfect blend of cuteness and terror that we're used to from Boston Dynamics' marketing material.


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