Robot dogs recreate The Rolling Stones’ Start Me Up video

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2 Nov 2021, 10:41

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Credit: Getty

Whatever you thought you were going to be spending the next couple of minutes doing, prepare to change your plans, because a video has been released of robot dogs perfectly mimicking the dance moves from The Rolling Stones’ Start Me Up video. Yes, that’s right, a bunch of robot dogs have got the moves like Jagger. 

Whether it leaves you impressed by the choreography, or is merely a first glimpse at what our inevitable eventual robot overlords look like, you’re going to want to check out this remarkable clip. 

The Rolling Stones marked the 40th anniversary of their iconic song, Start Me Up, by teaming up with a tech company to create the video. 

In it, the Boston Dynamics’ dogs, called Spot, mimic Mick Jagger and pals, while using their claw-like heads to ‘sing’ along to the words. The video is helpful played alongside a remastered version of the original clip, so that you can see just how brilliantly the robot dogs have copied the Stones.  

Check out the video, which is called Spot Me Up:

Commenters on the YouTube video were impressed. One person wrote: “Hahahaha - this was absolutely brilliant. Hats off to the programmers for all that hard work. WOW!!!"

Someone else said: “I find these robots absolutely MIND BLOWING!! AMAZING.”

Another added: “I can't believe I was born in a time where I get to experience whatever this is.”

Start Me Up is The Rolling Stones’ 1981 single which reached number seven in the official UK singles chart and was taken from the band’s album, Tattoo You. The Stones dropped a 40th-anniversary edition of the album earlier this month, which included a collection of rarities and a 26-track live album from the Tattoo You tour.

Boston Dynamics is an American engineering and robotics design company, which was founded in 1992 as a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There are plenty more Spot videos on their YouTube channel.