This robot's dance moves are freakishly human looking

Most robots have moves that are pretty jerky looking, but this one called Sarcos looks amazingly fluid and smooth as it raises the roof at Carnegie Mellon University.

The trick is that Sarcos was programmed to copy every move of a real human subject, as he danced around the robotics lab. Little dots were attached at strategic points on the subject's body, with the exact position of each dot tracked continuously by cameras surrounding him in the room. These positions were then translated over to Sarcos, which was forced into human like motion in order to replicate the exact position of each dot as it moved.

So if human body poppers dance the robot, should we call what Sarcos does the human?

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