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(The Week)   Bacterial communication inspires MIT researches to make robots dance in sequence to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (video)   (theweek.com) divider line 24
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2012-05-29 11:31:04 AM
Whoa.
 
2012-05-29 11:35:12 AM
Call me when they make dancing toasters

www.i-mockery.com
 
2012-05-29 12:09:47 PM
I, for one, welcome our new Smooth Criminal robot overlords.
 
2012-05-29 12:12:12 PM
Thriller is a shiatty song and a shiatty dance. Michael Jackson's music is dated trash and to boot he is a child molester.
 
2012-05-29 12:13:30 PM

manimal2878: Thriller is a shiatty song and a shiatty dance. Michael Jackson's music is dated trash and to boot he is a child molester.


Tell us how you really feel.
 
2012-05-29 12:17:12 PM
Wow, that was pretty awesome. I didn't even know they made robots that could get up like that from a sitting position, let alone get up and then join in along with the dancing! I want my own group of these guys following me around all day just dancing to MJ songs.
 
2012-05-29 12:19:07 PM
Mostly so I could wave at them, have them wave back to me, then kick them over, just to watch them get up and start dancing.
 
2012-05-29 12:19:54 PM

Grither: Mostly so I could wave at them, have them wave back to me, then kick them over, just to watch them get up and start dancing.


Eventually they will turn on you.
 
2012-05-29 12:33:35 PM
that headline made my head hurt
 
2012-05-29 01:34:32 PM

Grither: Wow, that was pretty awesome. I didn't even know they made robots that could get up like that from a sitting position, let alone get up and then join in along with the dancing! I want my own group of these guys following me around all day just dancing to MJ songs.


And, not just join in on the dancing, but "sense" at which point the dance had progressed to, and pick it up at the exact correct point. This has a lot of potential beyond troops of dancing robots, but it usually takes something fun for the researcher to spur this kind of development.

(And, if you think drones are scary, imagine the military potential of this.)
 
2012-05-29 02:19:59 PM

manimal2878: Thriller is a shiatty song and a shiatty dance. Michael Jackson's music is dated trash and to boot he is a child molester.


0/10
 
2012-05-29 03:36:45 PM
 
2012-05-29 04:04:15 PM

Dinobot: Call me when they make dancing toasters

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Great. Now I have "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" stuck in my head.

/that's a big twinkie
 
2012-05-29 04:15:38 PM
Now if we can only get it to moonwalk, and make it bigger, and give it a latex appearance, and a voice...

And then if we can do it twice for for Pac and Biggie...

Ah, a Brave New World indeed.
 
2012-05-29 04:38:28 PM
Hmmm. I thought I'd seen this before, only with them dancing to "Single Ladies".
 
2012-05-29 05:48:18 PM

DeaH: Grither: Wow, that was pretty awesome. I didn't even know they made robots that could get up like that from a sitting position, let alone get up and then join in along with the dancing! I want my own group of these guys following me around all day just dancing to MJ songs.

And, not just join in on the dancing, but "sense" at which point the dance had progressed to, and pick it up at the exact correct point. This has a lot of potential beyond troops of dancing robots, but it usually takes something fun for the researcher to spur this kind of development.

(And, if you think drones are scary, imagine the military potential of this.)


This. Can you imagine an Islamist's head explode when Billy Jean kicks off and a heavily armed robot grabs it's crotch? No army could possibly stand against that.
 
2012-05-29 07:27:55 PM
Damn video won't play on my phone.
 
2012-05-29 10:13:48 PM
Begin the borg collective has
 
2012-05-29 10:16:58 PM

manimal2878: Thriller is a shiatty song and a shiatty dance. Michael Jackson's music is dated trash and to boot he is a child molester.


images4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-05-30 12:23:52 AM

TheShavingofOccam123: It's no Lou Bega.


Its been years since I saw this. Bless you.
 
2012-05-30 12:23:58 AM

AntonChigger: manimal2878: Thriller is a shiatty song and a shiatty dance. Michael Jackson's music is dated trash and to boot he is a child molester.

0/10


Isn't the definition of trolling that you don't actually believe what you claim and only say it to annoy others? I'm not trolling.
 
2012-05-30 02:40:47 AM

manimal2878: AntonChigger: manimal2878: Thriller is a shiatty song and a shiatty dance. Michael Jackson's music is dated trash and to boot he is a child molester.

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Isn't the definition of trolling that you don't actually believe what you claim and only say it to annoy others? I'm not trolling.


Well, if you insist then you're an idiot or were born in the 90s. But I repeat myself.
 
2012-05-30 07:57:41 AM
Just make sure they're not set to "Evil".
 
2012-05-30 05:09:22 PM

Bacon Bits: manimal2878: AntonChigger: manimal2878: Thriller is a shiatty song and a shiatty dance. Michael Jackson's music is dated trash and to boot he is a child molester.

0/10

Isn't the definition of trolling that you don't actually believe what you claim and only say it to annoy others? I'm not trolling.

Well, if you insist then you're an idiot or were born in the 90s. But I repeat myself.


Whatever. I just don't like him.

/Born in the 70s.
 
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