Komplicated has found a robot that does a pole dance. Dollar bills are not the currency of choice when you have these pole dancers in front of you. These pole dancers are sure to take a terabyte out of your hard drive.
If only this were just a plot to an upcoming episode of Futurama. It's not. Some interesting technology made an appearance at this year's CeBIT computer expo this week in Hannover, Germany. Not one but two pole-dancing robots. I'm really not making this up.
As you can probably imagine, this flexible robot was one of the most popular exhibits at CeBIT this year. "The sleek, white, life-sized humanoids, with camera-shaped lights as heads, gyrate suggestively to the music, provided by a third 'DJ' robot, with a megaphone for a head, who bops around the stage in time to the beat," writes AFP.
"Event manager by day and part-time DJ by night," Julian Hangschlitt explained to the press, “Last year, we had a pair of real dancers. This year, we thought, 'well, we're coming to CeBIT, it's a tech fair, we should have some robots instead.'"
The robots were designed by Giles Walker a few years ago. "[They] are driven by old car motors and their moves are controlled by computer via wireless technology. But despite being made from scrap, the robots don’t come cheap. If you want to hire these very exotic dancers for your next party, it will set you back around 30,000 euros ($40,000)," according to AFP.
It’s not like going to Starz or Magic City, but for the tech-geek it is an alternative adventure to enjoy a pole dance from some buxom beautiful bot named Bonita while A Tribe Called Quest’s “Bonita Applebum” plays in the background.