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Pole position

Of all the weird and wacky futuristic gadgets and inventions at this year’s CeBIT, the world’s biggest high-tech fair, there was one that took pole position for visitor’s attention.

Monday 14 May 2012, 01:09PM

In case you missed the innuendo, they were pole dancing robots.

The sleek, white, life-sized humanoids, with camera-shaped lights as heads, gyrated suggestively to music, provided by a third “DJ” robot, with a megaphone for a head, who bopped around the stage in time to the beat.

The “dancers”, designed by British robot-maker-cum-artist Giles Walker, are driven by old car motors and their moves are controlled by computer via wireless technology.



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