Guess what the Japanese have just spent £2.2 million on? Nope, not The Ultimate USB Hub. Nope, not in the creation of a real life Hello Kitty. A robot who can dance in the style of aizu-bandaisan, the traditional Japanese dance. Apparently, there’s a worry that it will die out, so this robot is designed to remember even if stupid humans forget. You’d think they’d realise that it would be way cheaper to just video someone doing it and stick it on YouTube. Someone really should ask me before they go spending obscene amounts of money on a dancing robot.
For a video of said robot, and his fluid and graceful boogie, click here.[Via The Daily Telegraph]
By Susi Weaser | August 9th, 2007