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Pole-dancing robot vies for attention with pros in Nantes

France, Nantes
September 04, 2019 at 06:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

Humanoid robots stood side by side professional pole-dancers in a Nantes strip club on Tuesday, wearing high heels and twerking on elevated platforms.

Marking the fifth anniversary of the SC Club, the robots became the first ever to dance in a strip club when they made their debut on August 30.

SC Club owner Laurent Roue said that the robots are not there to replace the original dancers, rather to bring "liveliness" to the place. "Our clients are looking for exactly the opposite [of robots]. They look for a human touch and not a robot's one," said Roue.

The robots will reportedly perform for a full month.

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Humanoid robots stood side by side professional pole-dancers in a Nantes strip club on Tuesday, wearing high heels and twerking on elevated platforms.

Marking the fifth anniversary of the SC Club, the robots became the first ever to dance in a strip club when they made their debut on August 30.

SC Club owner Laurent Roue said that the robots are not there to replace the original dancers, rather to bring "liveliness" to the place. "Our clients are looking for exactly the opposite [of robots]. They look for a human touch and not a robot's one," said Roue.

The robots will reportedly perform for a full month.

M/S Pole-dancing robot in Strip Club Cafe in Nantes

C/U Robot twerking

M/S Pole-dancing robot twerking

M/S Pole dancer with robot in background

M/S Pole-dancing robot and real dancer in club

M/S Pole-dancing robot in action

M/S Men talking as robot pole-dances

SOT, Laurent Roue, Owner of Strip Club Cafe (French): "In the strip club the robots are not here to replace the dancers, they are just here for liveliness. Our clients are looking for exactly the opposite [of robots]. They look for a human touch and not a robot's one."

M/S Pole-dancer with robot in foreground

C/U Robot twerking

C/U Robot twerking

C/U Real pole-dancer

M/S Robot dancing

M/S Pole-dancing robot with girl in background

W/S Club's exterior with limo parked outside

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