Shimi certainly has the makings of a viral video recording favorite, however its makers at Georgia Tech wish you to understand that there’s even more to the dancing robot than merely a pretty face. The “interactive musical buddy,” produced by the school’s Center for Music Innovation, is a one-foot-tall smartphone-enabled “docking station with a brain.” Shimi has a whole slew of performance, making use of the phone’s face-detection to track listeners and far better position its speakers. Users can easily also clap out a beat, which the ‘bot will utilize to pull a matching track from the phone’s playlist, playing the track and, naturally, dancing to the beat. Forthcoming capability features the ability for users to shake their heads or wave a hand to affect Shimi’s track choices. Google I/O attendees will definitely get the option for a closer consider Shimi this week in San Francisco. In the meantime, explore a couple of video presentations of the robotic doing its thing after the break.
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