Robots come soon not just in our bed, but also on the dance floor. Japanese scientists managed to build a robot that can dance with people. The MS DanceR or Mobile Smart Robot would be perfect, according to its inventors in dancing a slow and even a waltz.

The dancing robot, created by a team of Japanese Tohoku University, can dance in close embrace with a human. Moreover, he is following the human movements by interpreting the pressure exerted by the hands on the back and shoulders of the robot.
The MS DanceR is equipped with a computer, sensors and batteries and stands on four wheels. The robot can store all of the steps that are required to waltz. Future versions of the robot will dance according to the researchers in perfect sync with people moving. (lvl) (Hln 25/10/2007)