robots dancing to preserve culture

lots of mechanical dancing going on lately (and i’m not talking about people doing the robot) – today’s blip comes from yahoo uk.

Japanese researchers said they had turned a humanoid industrial machine into a master of Japanese traditional dance in a bid to use a robot as a guardian of cultural heritage.

they’re using motion-capture and robots to preserve dance forms – so, is this really preserving the form, or is it just “going through the motions”?

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