Changing partners

Posted on June 6, 2005 
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Japan’s Tohoku Univ Professor Kazuhiro Kosuge has built a prototype robot dance partner.

The Partner Ballroom Dance Robot — or PBDR — is capable of taking to the floor by predicting how its human partner will move. It is shaped like a woman and as a sensor around its waist and can move in all directions on its three wheels hidden underneath an evening gown.

The robot is 165 centimeters (five feet, six inches) tall and weighs 100 kilograms (220 pounds), has pointy ears and a plastic exterior. A male version is under development.


Meanwhile, it was reported that Apple is dropping it’s longtime dance partner IBM for Intel.


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