Japanese Robots: These Pole Dancing Robots Have Nothing to do with Japan...

...but Some Things, Once Seen, Must be Shared
Here at AkihabaraNews, we’ve dedicated thousands of hours to bringing you the best Japanese robotics coverage on the internets. Though our tone is occasionally irreverent, we take the topic quite seriously, and every robotics piece we publish has been thoroughly researched, correlated, connected, and responsibly journalismed.

We’ve devoted considerable focus to Assistive Robotics, where Japan leads both technologically and the field of “Our society is aging at breakneck speeds so we actually really need Assistive Robotics, STAT.”

We live-Facebooked and poured over last November’s iREX, the International Robot Exhibition - the world’s largest robotics tradeshow and expo - bringing readers exclusive coverage, video, and galleries.

We celebrated the silver lining of robotics development that arose from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, which was a direct catalyst for the DARPA Robotics Challenge and the founding of SCHAFT Robotics, winners of the December DRC Trials.

All that being said, however, today a German software vendor playing with robots for fun and promotion straight-up stole our robodorky hearts. And unless your heart has dried into weary, humorless people jerky, you too will enjoy this quick video of a DJ bot and two surprisingly fluid pole dancers.

Admittedly, the concept of pole-dancing robots is kinda Japanesey, but all props go to German firm Tobit Software for this clever little bit of culture-jamming tech.

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