This is How Boston Dynamics' Robots Learned to Dance

Adam Savage explored Boston Dynamics's Choreographer software to get some answers.
Derya Ozdemir

Boston Dynamics' latest video in which its Atlas, Handle, and Spot robots dance to The Contours' "Do You Love Me?" took the internet by a storm when it came out two weeks ago. If you haven't already watched it, check it out first before diving into this one.

Watching it might get you contemplating how those robots are dancing better than you, and now, we have some answers.

YouTube channel Adam Savage and Tested has released a video where they dive into Boston Dynamics' Choreographer software to find out just how a robot dog learns how to dance. Adam and the Tested team examine the software that was behind the recent viral dancing video and the example they inspect in the video is the "Running Man" move which Spot has done several times until now. 

They also go over Atlas, which for learning to dance was even more complex. 

They taking Spot to the field to test a few of its dance moves, per the description video, they were "mesmerized by its nimbleness." Join them as they explore Spot's new movement abilities. Enjoy!

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