Robots are going to change the world and they’re probably going to change dance music too, especially after it was revealed that a club in Prague installed a robot to play music to its clubbers.
According to Reuters, the arm-shaped machine selects record with a pincer and can even throw a few shapes, too.
But DJs needn’t worry about being replaced just yet, as the machine — which looks like its from a car factory — has to share a stage with a human programmer to be able to actually perform.
The club’s innovative manager Adam Lipansky reckons that the robot is a major attraction and is optimistic about its success in the future.
“People are excited [about the robot],” he said. “Because they haven’t seen anything like this around Europe, and I am not sure if there is something similar in the world."
Not everyone is enamoured with the robot DJ though.
“I don’t like the robot,” 24-year-old Marcia Lopes, a tourist from Mexico, told Reuters.
“It can’t feel what the people want to dance to. There is no emotion behind the music. When there is a real person, they know, what fun is like.”
Whilst it’s clearly a bit of clever marketing from the club and the robot’s owners, we don’t think robots will be replacing your favourite DJ anytime soon.
Check out the EDM-toting droid in action below.