Mini Robot Dancers Wow the Crowd at Japan's IREX

These shimmying, twisting and swaying robot dancers competed in the 6th Annual Robo-One Gate International Robot Exhibition (IREX) in Japan.

Robo-One is a robot competition category for bipedal humanoid robots. Robot hobbyists compete in categories where their robots walk, climb stairs and wrestle each other (rock ‘em sock ‘em style). Humanoid robots are built to mimic human actions and behaviors.

Robot hobbyist Tsutomu Ikeda spent countless hours on his robot dancer ‘Black Tiger Neo’ and the little robot danced his heart out to Michael Jackson’s Thriller against seven other robot dancers by internationally renowned robot developers.

The robot dancers popped and locked to 'Thriller' and 'Who Let The Dogs Out' as well as more traditional Japanese music.