14 Jan
Japan + Robots + Breakdancing = Shoulda seen it coming


In our brave quest to cover all things robot and Japanese, may I present you with Japanese Breakdancing Robot. How can we be shocked? Let’s see, we’ve seen the Japanese invent robot bears to carry the incontinently wasted, they erect giant robots to defend themselves from really slow aliens, and then they enslave the clumsy bastards to play soccer games to the death and cook ramen — the simplest food to prepare known to mankind. So I guess it was only a matter of time until we saw them breakdance. (PS: I love how the remote control guy steps in like Deus Ex Machina to lift homeboy every time he faceplants. Seems like cheating.)

Btw, Honda is premiering their Living with Robots documentary film at Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 22, followed by a live 10-minute demonstration of their ASIMO (Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility) robot — the world’s most advanced humanoid robot. Really curious as to what they’re gonna divulge there…

…to check out an utterly more creepy — and borderline pedophilic — version of the Dancing Japanese Robot, cringe in fear and hit play below…

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