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Robots Wow World Cup Fans With a Dance Performance in Qatar


World Cup fans were treated to a synchronized dance number by robots at a park in Qatar, Doha on November 24.

The four-legged robots who were dancing to the beat were created by Hyundai Motors and Boston Dynamics. Fans stopped and were left in awe as the six dog-like robots bopped together. Keeping in spirit with the World Cup festivities, one robot even scored a goal using its head while another was holding a sign to cheer it on!

Robots Wow World Cup Fans With A Dance Performance in Qatar

The four-legged dog-like robots are formally named “Spot” and are also being used as robotic dog soldiers in the military to automate sensing and inspection, capture data and information, and explore terrains to help front-line troops.

If you also find these dog-like robots familiar looking, it’s because the Netflix show, “Black Mirror”, also took inspiration from these robots for their “Metalhead” episode. Of course, unlike the dystopian series, these robots are designed to protect and aid humans in real life.

The dance performance put on by the robots was said to be a part of Hyundai Motors’ Goal of the Century Campaign where they aim to promote sustainability in football and beyond.

Linda Takahashi

American-born New Yorker Linda Johnson has been fascinated with robotic machines since she was a teenager, when her father, a surgeon, would introduce to her the machines that he used to perform keyhole surgeries. This interest led her to pursue a tech degree at the University of Washington, where she met Sota Takahashi. They married and now have two children. Linda’s father developed dementia later on and was given a robot pet as a companion. She saw how much having a robot pet friend helped her father, which is what led her to create this website and advocate to spread word about robot pets and how they can help both children and the elderly.

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