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Disco-Dancing Robots

Get Down With These Choreographed R2-D2s

— December 28, 2008 — Tech
Okay, so I am easily pleased, but this is fairly cool: R2-D2 robots dancing in unison and throwing some less than impressive shapes on the floor.

Geeky? Yes, of course. I mean, look at the guys setting up the robots and making them ready to rock! Look carefully and you will also see the R2-D2 at the front left is a little bit slower than the rest. The payoff is a pretty funky dance to a classic Star Wars bar tune.

Oh come on, it’s Christmas!
Trend Themes
1. Robot Choreography - The trend of creating choreographed robotic performances can lead to new opportunities for entertainment and advertising, such as incorporating robotic dancers at events or in music videos.
2. Robotics for Fun - A trend towards using robotics for leisure and entertainment purposes could foster new industries centered around developing and selling affordable and programmable robots to consumers.
3. Nostalgia-driven Technology - A trend towards nostalgia-driven technology, like Star Wars-inspired robots, could lead to new products that leverage older intellectual property in innovative ways, potentially disrupting the collectibles and memorabilia markets.
Industry Implications
1. Entertainment - The entertainment industry can explore using robotic performers to create unique and engaging live shows and events, potentially disrupting traditional performing arts.
2. Robotics - As more consumers seek out accessible and experiential robotics opportunities, there is a growing need for affordable and easy-to-use robotic kits and platforms, potentially disrupting the educational technology industry.
3. Merchandising - The rise of nostalgic and fandom-driven merchandise, like Star Wars-themed robots, could spark new opportunities for collectibles and memorabilia makers to innovate and engage with audiences in new ways.
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