we already know the autonomous quadruped research robot ANYmal is clever but who knew it was fun too. the four-legged friend and now dancing robot has recently been taught to learn through live music by researchers at swiss university ETH zurich.

video by robotic systems lab




ETH zurich‘s ANYmal carries an onboard microphone with which music can be perceived. the beat of the music is then analyzed before a suitable sequence of dance motions is choreographed by choosing a suitable motion from a database that generates the desired motion trajectory.

this dancing robot teaches itself to dance through live music
images courtesy of ETH zurich