Watch robotic pole dancers shake their actuators

At the Tobit Software booth at the CeBit trade show, robotic pole dancers Lexy and Tess twerk it for the crowd.

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No job is sacred any more: Even the technology trade show booth babe's role has been taken over by robots. Lexy and Tess the robotic pole dancers drew a crowd Monday at the CeBit IT show in Hanover, Germany.

The pair were upgraded models for the Tobit Software booth, which has been displaying the dancers for a few years now. Designed by British artist Giles Walker, they're made from 12V motors found in cars (the kind that control the windshield wipers); have LED arrays instead of faces; and are controlled via PC, while their "male" counterpart, a DJ with a megaphone horn for a head, looks on.

Tobit altered the robots, which cost around $39,500 each, to make them a bit more "interesting," a representative told RuptlyTV. "We changed them to get more color, we changed them to get bigger breasts," he said, also indicating that the robots are now controllable via an Android smartphone.

The dancing itself seems rather tame -- the robots stand in place and gyrate their hips a little and move their free arms -- so perhaps not every human achievement can be replicated by a robot. One that could dance like Anastasia Skukhtorova? Now that would be something.

(Source: Crave Australia via The Verge)

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