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Pepper the robot, dancing

At a recent tech exhibition I got a personal dance from Pepper, the robot that's just gone on sale here in Japan. It was a mixture of enjoyment and feeling weird — (s)he kept looking at me and my brain instinctively felt that this construction of wires and plastic was human in some way. I even apologised to her/him/it when I had to leave!

 

The music is Tchaikovsky's Dance of the Reed Pipes.

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Uploaded on June 19, 2015