Tiny dancing robots!!

Seiko Epson has just announced this teensy new robot called Monsieur II-P. It’s barely the size of a walnut, weighs only 12 grams, uses Bluetooth to communicate, and is powered by two 0.4mm ultrasonic motors. Nobody has any clue exactly what the heck these things are useful for — not even Seiko Epson, actually — but damn, aren’t they cool to look at?

All I know is I want one. Actually, I want twelve of them. Then I can replicate the insanely fabulous scene from this video: A dozen Monsieur II-P robots doing a little dance to classical music, at a Tokyo trade show.

(Thanks to Gizmodo for locating this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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