The Start of a New Age

Have you ever seen a robot do the robot? No? Well, now you can! Some say that the future of our world and society as we know it will be bionic implants. Others say it will be an extinction event. I say it will be dancing robots! The day I see a robot do the twist, is the day that I believe humanity has reached its peak. That beautiful day has in fact already happened! On December 29, 2020, Boston Dynamics, an engineering and robotics design company founded in 1992 owned by Hyundai Motor Group, posted a video on their YouTube channel of various robots dancing to the hit single “Do You Love Me?” by The Contours. The video opens with the Atlas robot and a humanoid bipedal robot showing us their moves. Slowly, you see other robots appear, such as Spot, a robot dog, and Handle, a robot that can identify boxes, pick them up, and move them. This obviously is quite the feat, considering how just a decade ago, the first iPhone came out. And here we, watching robots dance, with the same devices. 

Obviously, this is revolutionary technology. We’re so much closer to actual humanoid, sentient robots than we have ever been in such a short period of time. Just imagine what humanity can do within the next few years! The possibilities are endless when it comes to humanity and the ability to innovate. In a few years, we just might see robots walking around, doing human things, walking, talking, interacting with each other, and this is just the first step. Think about it.


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SPARSH AIYAR
Editor at The City Voice | MIPA Honorable Mention Award Winner

Hello, my name is Sparsh and I do the music column! I cover anything music related (usually early 2000's punk and rock) and anime! I love writing and hopefully, you enjoy my products!