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Japanese Humanoid Bot Busts a Move And Sings Onstage

HRP-4C robot singing
It might not pose a threat to Lady Gaga -- yet -- but the HRP-4C dancing robot busted an untethered move at Tokyo's recent Digital Content Expo. The humanoid bot, which is being developed at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, took the stage with a group of backup dancers to offer folks a glimpse into the future of robotics and, possibly, pop music. Not only can te HRP-4C bot dance, albeit very stiffly, but, as we wrote last week, it can also sing and mimic human expressions thanks in part to a creepy and realistic face. Come to think of it, that's more than most Auto-Tune reliant pop stars can do these days.

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