We jaded old Cravers have seen plenty of dancing robots in our day, but a robot rond de jambe-ing to music from Tchaikovsky's epically tragic "Swan Lake"? Now that gets under our feathers.
The robot swan, developed at Sweden's Malardalen University, dances an alternately gentle and dramatic Dying Swan choreographed by dancer Asa Unander-Scharin, who is not a robot.
The piece, just over four minutes long, has reportedly moved people to get misty-eyed and use descriptors like "touching" and "beautiful," words not often associated with machines. (We're working on getting ahold … Read more