Rockettes’ Pick for Dancer of the Week: Robot Dancing to ‘Uptown Funk’ in Viral Video
Who: SpotMini the robot
Why we chose them: “Uptown Funk” is sure to get anyone up and dancing—even if that someone is made of metal and electrical wires!
Boston Dynamics’ SpotMini, a four-legged robot dog, has mastered the art of moonwalking, along with a few unique twists, steps, and jumps that only a robot could do! It’s pretty impressive, and the YouTube community agrees: the video has gone viral, with 4.2 million views and counting.
According to Boston Dynamics founder, Marc Reibert, the SpotMini has a versatile skill range that includes inspection duties, security, and research. It will be the company’s first commercial product when it goes on sale to the public early next year.
It turns out that you don’t even need to be human to dance it out… Don’t believe us? Just watch!
Fun fact: SpotMini isn’t the first Boston Dynamics robot to gain viral fame. Just a few weeks ago, a video of their Atlas robot doing parkour stunned the Internet with its climbing and jumping abilities!
Rockette kicks (on a scale from 10 to 10!):