Thursday, December 08, 2005

Robot Music Videos

Thanks to robots dreams for reminding us that Qrio is not the first robot to try it in the music video business.
A few years ago open-source Pino made a hot video with jpop star Utada Hikaru.
(That's the real Pino not the toy Pino-DX)

Direct link to Can You Keep A Secret video.
(G-rated with mild robosexual content)

A ROBOT's DREAMS - Robosapien, Roboraptor, Robopet, Micromouse, Mindstorms, and other cool robot adventures: Pino Was A Pop Star


Blogger tempusmaster said...

A little more background from some of the Japanese press at the time the music video was released:

The Pino used in the video is actually a larger version that was made specially for the shoot.

Utada (known as "Hiki" here in Japan) was given the choice of several different robots to use in the video, and selected Pino. The other robot types were never disclosed, but rumor is that she turned down Asimo among others.

10:05 PM, December 08, 2005  
Blogger Prospector said...

Thanks for the update. The press did not cover the scandalous split between Hiki and Asimo here.

10:23 AM, December 09, 2005  

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