What cute entertainers … they are! A troupe of good-looking NAO robots (produced by the French company Aldebaran Robotics) performs a harmonious dance. They begin by warming up with light movements and gentle stretching. Then, as the music changes to Ravel's Boléro, the NAOs show their real dance skills with equilibrium, fluidity and precision of their moves, and a certain form of esthetics (with postures of aerobics, tai chi, Haka, Noh plays, etc).
At the end of their performance, they bowed down in salute to the audience, I clapped and cheered enthusiastically. You would get touched by their synchronized dancing!
Watching the video, you will understand that we can use robots in many new (positive) ways – for education, for those who have physical challenges, and for many changes.
p.s.: It is interesting that there are also many negative comments on this robot demonstration. Is this due to the general lack of understanding of technology, the use of robots, or robotics? Or, what? Or, these robots look like humans and they move like humans, so people fear that these robots may think, emote, or act like humans!?
This blog is about the OECD's PIAAC results, focusing on Japan: best in literacy and numeracy, but poorly applying them at work.