Two robot pole dancers, lidded with a CCTV camera for a head and wearing high heels, will debut at the SC-Club to commemorate its fifth anniversary.
Artificial intelligence and robots has long been hailed as a substitute for humans carrying out jobs around the globe. Though, robots are seldom thought of as exotic dancers in nightclubs – therefore that is exactly what is occurring in Nantes. The machines were the brainchild of Giles Walker, who has superimposed their metallic bodies with components from plastic mannequins. He came up with the ideo a decade ago, and has loaned out and toured the robots over the past couple years. Noting their CCTV camera heads, he explained the robots geared to “play with the notion of voyeurism”, presenting the inquiry of “who has the power between the voyeur and the observed person”. Despite the spike of robot work forces, establishment owner Laurent Roue stated the new staff members will not replace the 11 human dancers who presently perform there.
He remarked: “For us, it’s a wink, a homage in a way to robotics. We need something human, warmth, physical contact, and this is really putting together opposites.” He furthered: “To each his own.” A performer at the club (dubbed as Lexi) pledged that the future is human at the site, claiming: “They won’t really change our sector. They won’t replace us. We’re not in a vulgar job. It’s an artistic job. It’s something that’s beautiful, and robots won’t change that.”
To see the robot pole dancers in action, click HERE.
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