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    A robotic DJ plays music in Karlovy Lazne Music Club in Prague, Czech Republic

    Robot Dance Gets Real! Prague Club Gets Mechanical DJ

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    A popular Czech nightclub has employed a new robotic DJ to spice up the routine and attract customers with a craving for the exotic.

    The Karlovy Lazne Music Club in Prague now has got itself an industrial-grade DJ – a repurposed robot that was originally used at a vehicle assembly plant.

    "People are excited (about the robot), because they haven't seen anything like this around Europe, and I am not sure if there is something similar in the world," club manager Adam Lipsansky said.

    The mechanical DJ, shaped like a giant arm with a pincer attached, is mounted on a platform above the dance floor. Thanks to a special suit of software, the robot can choose which songs to play and, apparently, even dance.

    Some customers however took a dim view of the club’s new addition.

    "It can't feel what the people want to dance to. There is no emotion behind the music. When there is a real person, they know, what fun is like," a Mexican tourist named Marcia Lopes remarked.

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