Now here is a novel idea – a robot that functions as a pole dancer, gyrating its hips in an enticing manner, hoping to grab your attention. I suppose it would be pretty ironic if there was some sort of credit card machine built within the robotic stripper for you to dispense with an amount of cash at your discretion if you are pleased with its “performance”. The robotic stripper above has been seen at the CeBIT expo in Hanover, Germany, in an appearance that also saw both British Prime Minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel grace the event as well.
The “entertainment” (if you can call it that, of course) that night was designed and programmed by U.K. artist Giles Walker. This is definitely not the first time that Walker has worked on a gyrating humanoid, considering he unveiled the first of such creations a couple of years back. Not only that, such a robot is not going to come cheap, although it is going to be a surefire attention grabber, as they cost $40,000 a pop per rental. The thing is, you are not going to see this robotic stripper start throwing nuts and bolts in your direction, as it would most probably invoke a sense of anger (and pain) if you were hit by one of those.
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