These days artificial intelligence is so advanced that robots trade shares, make restaurants suggestions and diagnose diseases. But can a robot get a dance floor jumping?
It is a question that Prague’s Karlovy Lazne Music Club has endeavored to answer by employing a specially adapted former automotive industry robot as a DJ in the popular nightspot.
The robot is shaped like a giant arm capped with a pincer, and has shared deck duties at the club with its human programmer in an hourly rotation each night for the last three weeks.
Speaking to Reuters, club manager Adam Lipsansky said,
“People are excited (about the robot), because they haven’t seen anything like this around Europe, and I am not sure if there is something similar in the world. However while the novelty is no doubt a huge factor, some of the club’s attendees weren’t too impressed because like with most robots, it lacks “emotion” and the human touch."