Hide your wives: This robot can analyse any song and dance to the beat almost perfectly

  • Swiss researchers recently taught their four-legged robot, ANYmal, how to dance.
  • The robot can listen to a song, analyse how fast it is, and sway to the rhythm.
  • ANYmal dances to Beyoncé, Macklemore, and Daft Punk without missing a beat.

A new robot created by Swiss researchers might be able to out-dance you.

The ANYmal bot is a four-legged robot created in a lab at ETH Zurich, a university in Switzerland.

Researchers there recently trained ANYmal to dance – the robot can listen to music, analyse the song’s speed, and dance along to the beat.

We first learned about ANYmal on The Verge.

To test out how well the robot dances, the researchers had it perform its moves to a few different types of music, including a cello cover of U2’s “With or Without You,” Beyoncé’s “Halo,” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.”

It sways to the rhythm – and even drops down low a few times.

Arguably the best part: When the song changes to Macklemore’s “Can’t Hold Us,” the robot starts stamping its foot to the beat.

Watch it for yourself: