You can be on Entrepreneur’s cover!

"Creepy" Video of Robots Dancing Causes Internet Frenzy -- And Even Elon Musk is Weighing In A new video of a dancing robot by Boston Dynamics went viral on Twitter this week.

By Emily Rella

entrepreneur daily

The future of artificial intelligence and robotic machines is something that both excites and terrifies many people.

A new video of a dancing robot went viral on Twitter this week for garnering myriad reactions about what new robotic capabilities could mean down the line.

Vala Afshar, chief digital evangelist for Salesforce, posted a video of a Boston Dynamics robot moving and grooving to "Do You Love Me" by the Contours.

Later in the video, the robot is joined by a second machine and a dog robot whom the company named "Spot."

"Imagine what AI powered machines will be able to do in the next 5-10 years," Afshar wrote alongside the video in a post that has since been retweeted over 34,000 times.

Afshar's video even caught the eye of Elon Musk, who replied "Indeed" to his open-ended question.

Others, however, were less excited about the technology and weighed in on the social media platform to share their thoughts and fears.

Many called the development of the technology out as a lack of prioritization with other issues in the world, like climate change and health care.

Others found the robots "creepy" and raised fears that the machines would one day become violent.

"Those things are gonna be death machines," one user wrote.

Boston Dynamics is an engineering and robotics company focusing on robotic design that prioritizes "advanced mobility, dexterity and intelligence."

Emily Rella

Entrepreneur Staff

Senior News Writer

Emily Rella is a Senior News Writer at Previously, she was an editor at Verizon Media. Her coverage spans features, business, lifestyle, tech, entertainment, and lifestyle. She is a 2015 graduate of Boston College and a Ridgefield, CT native. Find her on Twitter at @EmilyKRella.

Want to be an Entrepreneur Leadership Network contributor? Apply now to join.

Side Hustle

This Dad Started a Side Hustle to Save for His Daughter's College Fund — Then It Earned $1 Million and Caught Apple's Attention

In 2015, Greg Kerr, now owner of Alchemy Merch, was working as musician when he noticed a lucrative opportunity.

Business News

Yes, You Can Buy a Foldable Tiny Home on Amazon — And Now It's Selling for Less Than $12,000

The waterproof and flameproof house was listed around $35,000 a few months ago.

Business News

This One Word Is a Giveaway That You Used ChatGPT to Write an Email, According to an Expert

"Delve" has increased its presence in written work since ChatGPT entered the scene.

Starting a Business

4 Common Mistakes That Will Spell Doom Your Ecommerce Business

It's hard to spot a success story before it happens, yet it's easy to tell if a business will struggle. With that in mind, here are the four most common mistakes people make that you should avoid when starting an ecommerce business.

Business Ideas

63 Small Business Ideas to Start in 2024

We put together a list of the best, most profitable small business ideas for entrepreneurs to pursue in 2024.

Business News

This Futuristic Wearable Smartphone Alternative Projects a Screen on Your Palm — And It's Now Widely Available

Humane's Ai Pin fastens magnetically to clothing and becomes a voice-activated AI assistant that can make calls, send texts, take notes, and find answers to complex questions.