Watch This Dancer Perform A Flawlessly Choreographed Routine With A Giant Robotic Arm

Watch This Dancer Perform A Flawlessly Choreographed Routine With A Giant Robotic Arm
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Taiwanese dancer Huang Yi also happens to be a talented engineer and inventor. The two disciplines don’t seem like they’d naturally go together, but Yi recently gave a TED Talk performance where he danced alongside a perfectly choreographed Kuka robotic arm that he programmed himself.

Humans already work alongside robots in factories and other industrial settings, but this performance by Yi is a reminder that robots will eventually be so commonplace we’ll interact with them as nonchalantly as we do with all the people we bustle past during our day-to-day routines. At the very least, this agile automaton proves that in the future no one will have to dance alone.

[YouTube via Laughing Squid]