Robots already have the potential to be creepy (those cold, dead eyes and unmoving faces only just add to the uncanniness of it all), but have you ever seen them dance? What about over 1,000 of them?
Here's something you never knew you needed in your life: an iPhone/Android phone dock that actually dances to the beat of the music it plays. Called Shimi, it's the sort of stupid silly fun that makes robots adorable.
Japanese roboticists are trying to challenge Janelle Monae's monopoly on robotic pop stardom. The cutesy HRP-4C dancebot recently debuted at Tokyo's Digital Content Expo. Her choreography was a little stiff, but this robot was dancing totally untethered.