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Tech that stole the show at Coachella: via @ee_times @sylviebarak

Tech that stole the show at Coachella: via @ee_times @sylviebarak

Coachella music festival may be the premiere place to see great live acts, but there were more than just living legends roaming the Empire Polo Grounds at this year’s event. Festival-goers were treated to a veritable tech smorgasbord of automatons and holograms, including zippy neon “landsharks” and interactive robots. Hot Shot the Robot, originally created for Burning Man back in 2004, is actually a veteran Coachella goer, having attended the show every year since 2006. The life sized, sassy machine, which rock and rolls its way around the festival grounds on three wheels, flashing its neon blue lights, often pauses to chat up attractive women, take photos with fans, and even high fives people who come to talk to it. Presumably remote controlled and animated from a distance, HTR is capable of having incredibly natural (if rather socially awkward) conversations. He flirts,...

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