Boy, this robo-dog dances and lip syncs so well that you’d think it could actually listen to the music! In the latest viral video by Boston Dynamics, Spot the robotic dog invokes its inner Mick Jagger while paying tribute to The Rolling Stones on the 40th anniversary of their 1981 album Tattoo You.
A quartet of Spot dogs move to “Start Me Up” in a side-by-side reel that also shows the original, iconic music video. While one of them mimics the Jagger chicken-head bob with uncanny precision, three other Spot robots re-create the moves of fellow band members Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, and Charlie Watts.
The sheer fluidity displayed by these robots is so amazing, it may even leave you a bit startled. But let’s not forget that hiding behind the curtain are hours of engineering effort and Monica Thomas’ choreography genius.
Getting quadruped robots to perform a dance routine is nothing like traditional choreography. For one, Spot has twice as many legs…