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A human-robot dance duet | Huang Yi & KUKA

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Harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, Huang Yi performs a man-machine dance duet with KUKA — a robot he conceptualized and programmed — set to stirring cello by Joshua Roman.

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49 Comments on A human-robot dance duet | Huang Yi & KUKA

  1. Amazing

  2. Why?

  3. This is too goofy

  4. The question is: does human learn robot’s program, or robot actually heaving a feedback to adapt to human.

    • Geometry Dash LiZy // 13th November 2017 at 2:32 pm // Reply

      The latter seem impossible at this point of time.

    • jep robots can adapt so simple things in a clean invironment. But a complex performance like that is impossible for now.

    • The robot will continue if the music stops and it’s partner drops dead.

    • Max-Leo Amberg // 13th November 2017 at 4:10 pm // Reply

      The whole choreography is preprogrammed, industrial robots like this one can’t react to being touched or pulled on – they just move wherever they are programmed to move with an accuracy of less than 0.1mm. This might as well be the most accurate dance ever performed ^^

  5. Cool Easy Tricks // 13th November 2017 at 2:24 pm // Reply

    Super programming and execution… Robot programming is easy.. But coordinating with Man is difficult….As a robot programmer .. I know….

  6. Next: a human does the robodance and a robot does the humandance

  7. This is why Model 3 production fell behind

  8. You know what? Robotic tools may look cool, but they’re as dumb as dogsh*t. Humans program them and even have to teach them ‘how’ to learn. As for this video, automated factory robots are not art. I found this very disappointing. Perhaps if Yi could have stayed in time with the robot’s pre-programmed movements I’d have been more impressed. Suggestion: add sensors to the arm so that it copies ‘you’ in real time.

  9. That was beautiful… I never thought I’d see anything like that in my life…

    That man’s form was also dazzlingly good.

    Christ man…

  10. Captivating yet unsettling…

  11. poor taste. does it shows the advancement of robots or their emotional and cultural trends? None to be honest, a machine programmed to do an unproductive sequence. replace the machine with a human and it will wow everyone. may be huangs next performance will be 2 robots dancing and another robot playing the music, and a robot audience applauding

  12. Kristin Jenkins // 13th November 2017 at 2:43 pm // Reply

    Strangely beautiful.

  13. Just beautiful…

  14. Diego Minestrini // 13th November 2017 at 3:12 pm // Reply

    That ending shot was probably one of the best and significative things i ever saw… people sure are dumb and completely passionless to not get the beauty of this performance

  15. one chilled girl // 13th November 2017 at 3:36 pm // Reply

    loved how the machine seemed like an extension of the human – as Yi relied on the robot for balance and support – yet at the end it became the other way around, as if the machine gained empathy to it’s user, prompting him to move. it’s quite thought provoking, you could think of the ageing process of a human in the way Yi moved, yet the robot was able to fulfil all the moves and sometimes even more complex than Yi. it’s also kinda unsettling as the cello composition was sad in tone, it seemed like an inevitable end of the human as the robot kept up with Yi till the end of the piece. beautiful 🙂

  16. The robot did it better

  17. chello is the best instrument. love it

  18. CognizantPsyche // 13th November 2017 at 5:21 pm // Reply

    Thousands of years after the last human died, the last remaining legacy of this once proud species still carried on in it’s solitude, an AI which over time developed a singular emotion: loneliness. In an attempt to quell the ceaseless bedlam it developed a doll in the likeness of it’s former creators and pulled it’s strings. This endless waltz played on, it’s echos heard throughout the vast wasteland of a once lush planet.

    …or something like that. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  19. I got goosebumps and short of breath. Amazing production. Thanks!

  20. Garrett McGhee Films // 13th November 2017 at 9:54 pm // Reply

    2:37 he dabs

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