Watch: Boston Dynamics robots challenge K-pop stars BTS to a dance-off

Josh Reynolds
Spot, the "dog-inspired" Boston Dynamics robot. AP/Josh Reynolds

You’ve seen the vaguely terrifying Boston Dynamics robots climb stairs, open doors, and march in formation while pulling a box truck. Now the four-legged robots are on the dance floor and grooving with special guests: the members of K-pop boy band BTS.

In “Spot’s On It,” a video released Tuesday by the Waltham-based robotics company to celebrate its recent acquisition by Hyundai Motor Company, seven dog-like “Spot” robots shimmy to the BTS song “IONIQ: I’m On It” in a highly choreographed number. The bright-yellow contraptions jump, twist, and gyrate in eerily perfect synchronicity.

The song, “IONIQ: I’m On It,” was released in August 2020, just weeks after the launch of IONIQ, Hyundai’s new electric vehicle brand.


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