When robot developers ran short of useful projects ideas, they decided to enter the entertainment industry with some really strange creations.
Among the most unusual exhibits at this year's CeBIT expo in Hanover, Germany, was the pole-dancing robot you can see in the video embedded above.
German software developer Tobit Software managed to liven up its booth at the CeBIT trade fair with what we may call the exotic dancers of the future.
These amazing robot dancers were made out of old car parts and were designed by British artist Giles Walker. Their sensual moves can be controlled by a computer or with a smartphone application. The user can change the dancers' position and the color of their lighting.
Each programmable stripper costs around $40,000 (€28,860) to rent out, according to Daily Caller. That's a lot of money, but at least you don't have to tip them.
Let's be honest, these stripper robots don't look very attractive and those security cameras that serve as heads are quite intimidating. I wonder if they are able to do a lap-dance as well.
Apparently, the robots first appeared at the expo in 2012, and developers say they have been upgraded since then to have more colors and bigger breasts. To be sincere, I didn't even notice they had them in the first place.
Unless you have some droids to entertain, I can't imagine why someone would spend $40,000 (€28,860) just to see a rather rudimentary pole-dance performed by unattractive robots.