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Viral Dancing Robots From Boston Dynamics Get Nod From Elon Musk

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Robotics company Boston Dynamics dropped a robot-dancing video on its YouTube Channel on Dec. 29, which quickly went viral.

The Massachusetts-based company released this video to welcome the new year with its robots - Atlas, Handle and Spot.

"Our whole crew got together to celebrate the start of what we hope will be a happier year. Happy New Year from all of us at Boston Dynamics," the company tweeted. 

Many people on the internet showered their appreciation for this synchronized dance. Although, there were few who raised doubts, calling the video a  CGI trick, meaning Computer-generated imagery. 

Interestingly, Tesla  (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, who is a proponent of Artificial Intelligence, took to Twitter  (TWTR)  saying "the video is not CGI."

This is not the first time Boston Dynamics has made a robotic dance video. In 2018, it released a video, where its robotic dog danced to the tune of Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk.’

This 28-year-old company is a popular name in the field of robotics and engineering. However, it has had a number of acquisitions. The company was first acquired by Google  (GOOGL) , then SoftBank, and now Hyundai Motor Group. 

On Dec. 11, Hyundai acquired the controlling stake (about 80%) of the company for $1.1 billion.

"We are delighted to have Boston Dynamics, a world leader in mobile robots, join the Hyundai team," said Euisun Chung, Chairman of Hyundai Motor Group, in a statement. "We will also contribute to the society by enhancing its safety, security, public health amid global trends of aging society and digital transformation."

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