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  1. The robot, also called mannequin or dancing machine, is an illusionary street dance style—often confused with popping —that attempts to imitate a dancing robot or mannequin. Roboting gained fame after Michael Jackson used the dance when he performed " Dancing Machine " with his brothers, and later performed the dance during his solo career ...

    • Description

      The robot became popular in the 1960s, but goes back to the...

    • Music

      As with popping in general, the visual impact of the robot...

    • World record

      On September 29, 2009, the Guinness World Record for the...

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    • Mr. Roboto
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    • The References to The Robot Being performed...
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    • Most Glorious Dance
    • Inventor???
    • Do A Lock?
    • Capitolization
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    I changed the video link to the same file hosted on Youtube, as ebaumsworld makes enough ad-money already.

    I've reverted the following by User:Cabanaguy The dance is often performed or correlated with the song Mr. Roboto by Styx, although the song was not the original insperation for the dance. Although the robot is notable for not being danced to popping music (various kinds of funk), I don't know or am able to find indication that Mr. Roboto would be especially popular. Styx themselves do a really bad impression of the robot dance (though wearing cool masks ;-) in the accompanying video. This sounds more like the common ridicule of the Robot than a notable fact. Arru18:42, 17 April 2006 (UTC) 1. I realized that this article said nothing about music, and when adding it there was an obvious space for the roboto reference, so (its meaning) is back in. Arru19:21, 17 April 2006 (UTC)

    Since the robot is frequently confused with popping and liquid dancing in general, it is important that the video clips linked in this example are good examples of primarily the robot dance. Liquid and popping have their respective articles and video clips on those could include robot clips, since the robot is recognized as a particular technique in popping. Arru15:28, 18 April 2006 (UTC) 1. Removed the following, since it was heavily edited: Arru14:54, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

    Ok, so... The robot IS fun, and IS funny, and IS entertaining. But... People who can really 'bot make it look great. I think it's kind of a bummer to talk about the people who make fun of bottin' here on a page that should explain more about the dance. I mean, other things are often made a joke of, but, their wikipedia articles don't cite where you can find people making fun of that particular thing. I'm not going to take those out, but i AM going to find some good vid's of people bottin', cause they're out there. -- Protocoldroid19:22, 12 August 2006 (UTC) 1. where are sources being found because I see a lot of spots reading "citation needed". -Caitlinmball (talk) 18:47, 7 February 2021 (UTC)

    "Unlike most other dances, the robot may also be accompanied a cappella by making vocal impressions of beeps and motadse orasdff noise." I've searched for both of these words in a dictionary and neither me nor it have any idea what they mean. Are they gobbledygook, or some sort of jargon (and therefore worthy of a stub briefly explaining them? RossMM20:41, 21 September 2006 (UTC) 1. Just nonsense/vandalism. Note that "asdf" are the first four keys on the second row of a computer keyboard. Captain Quirk (talk) 01:40, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

    Today i am practising this most amazing dance, most good. YESYESandmanygoals11:48, 15 August 2007 (UTC)

    The inventor himself is not robotic, merely his style of dance. Someone needs to change this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.190.46.2 (talk) 07:51, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

    As a locker I'm quite perplexed as to why in the description it says that "All movements of the Robot are started and finished with a lock," which almost seems to imply that Robot has come from Locking since the link to Locking is there. In locking what we call the lock is fairly distinct, and nothing like you ever see in Robot. I think the correct term is "dime stopping", at least that's what I gather from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m3GHzVq-QQBecause Robot isn't one of my main styles I don't know heaps about it. Any second opinions? Tank (talk) 06:29, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

    I could not find any Wikipedia guideline on capitolization of dance moves. I lower cased the term, for consistency, other articles such as Moonwalk (dance), use lower case manual of style. Wolfpeaceful (talk) 17:06, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

    What the hell does "arrested by the cops" mean in this context?76.178.146.122 (talk) 21:05, 11 September 2009 (UTC)binford2k

  2. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › RobotRobot - Wikipedia

    The word robot can refer to both physical robots and virtual software agents, but the latter are usually referred to as bots. There is no consensus on which machines qualify as robots but there is general agreement among experts, and the public, that robots tend to possess some or all of the following abilities and functions: accept electronic programming, process data or physical perceptions ...

  3. Robots (2005 video game), a video game based on the animated film. Robot (video game series), a series of NES games that used the Robotic Operating Buddy accessory. Robot Entertainment, an American video game development company. "The Robot", a nickname given to professional Super Smash Bros. player Jason Zimmerman.

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  5. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › PoppingPopping - Wikipedia

    Popping is a street dance adapted out of the earlier Boogaloo cultural movement in Oakland, California.As Boogaloo spread, it would be referred to as Robottin in Richmond, California, Strutting movements in San Francisco and San Jose, and the Strikin dances of the Oak Park community of Sacramento which were popular through the mid-1960s to the 1970s.

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