Breakdancing robot breakdances


Building a self-balancing robot too easy for you? Why not take an extra step and trick one out so that it can breakdance! Attributed to Dr. GIY and Okamoto-san, the MANOI GO is apparently built of a heavily modified MANOI AT01.

It’s pretty awesome, however if I was a human breakdancer competing against it, I would be tempted to argue that using a built-in motor to do head spins is kind of like cheating. Of course, it’s probably not a good idea to argue with a breakdancing robot, so maybe I would just let it win. [via technabob]

10 thoughts on “Breakdancing robot breakdances

  1. Silver says:

    I am very impressed. Congratulations!

  2. ESuarve says:

    Very impressive – but can it do the robot?

    Enquiring minds need to know

  3. says:

    The amazing part to me is the robot actually stays pretty much in sync with the music. The majority of his moves come on the down beat.

    1. Chet Gray says:

      That’s mostly your brain looking for correlation where there is none inherent. The music was overdubbed on the video (notice the camera cut, for instance, at 3:43). The robot repeats each move four times before going to the next one. It’s natural that it would fall into alignment with the beat of the music occasionally.

      If the robot did breaks with tracks it heard & matched the beat, that would be pretty cool.

  4. GCraig says:

    very impressive… what type of gyro do you use/placement in body? never seen one so…fluid, in its movements. NextGen for NASA?

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