How to Make a Humanoid Robot Dance

This video is part of the paper “Intuitive and Flexible User Interface for Creating Whole Body Motions of Biped Humanoid Robots” by Shin’ichiro Nakaoka, Shuuji Kajita and Kazuhito Yokoi from Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). For more, go to

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16 thoughts on “How to Make a Humanoid Robot Dance

  1. This is certainly a …
    This is certainly a good advance.. BUT..
    This seems more like an advanced puppeteering software. The program creates an exact set of pre-determined movements, and judges whether the movements balance properly, then making adjustments.
    This is fine for robotic puppets which sing and dance, but VERY limited.
    (Disclaimer: I don’t know the full extent of what this robot can do.)

    What useful robots need to do, is sense their own balance in real time, and dynamically walk around. It can be done.

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  3. @madnesscombat5 but …
    @madnesscombat5 but imagine if the soccer balls are your balls. I’d pay to get my balls busted by a freaky metal beast.

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    @carnut666 Men will never be able to replace us.

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  5. @elpicos8091 I …
    @elpicos8091 I guess to balance perfectly. the movements would have to be calculated for the size, shape and weight of the robot. The human doing the motion capture would be balancing based on their own attributes. Even if the variations are negligible, with software you can create any sequence you want without having to get someone in with a similar body type, hook them up/set up the sensing equipment and perform each sequence needed each time you need a new one.

  6. @SuperDisser
    just …

    just install a fleshlight in the pelvis and you’re good to go.
    teach it how to make a sandwich and women are in serious trouble : P

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    Every life changing invention ever created has been used for porn.

    The phone, the camera, TV, VHS/DVD, The Internet, back massagers, literature, Pam Anderson etc. etc.

    5 Years from now that robot will be some chicks sex slave…

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