Aside from in movies like Star Wars, we humans don’t have many fast paced adventures with robots by our side. Mostly we see robots on the internet, where we watch them do all kinds of crazy things. In this case the robot is Robothespian and he recently spent some time in Lyon France at Lyon’s Innorobo fair, where he sang the song “Singing in the Rain”.
A spokesman said that Robothespian is all about improving human-robot interaction. Just like C3P-O was all about Human/Cyborg relations. He was created by Engineered Arts Limited, a British firm and though he is a serious robot, he seems more sideshow than substance so far.
The robot does more than just sing, he also quoted many lines from famous movies. I’d like to see what else he can do aside from singing and talking. How he improves human-robot interaction is a mystery, but at least he’s fun to watch.