Anthony Davis Meets Robot Twin: Tony Bot

October 18, 2016 at 7:06 am by Terez in Anthony Davis

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In an attempt to give NBA Star Anthony Davis more time to train during the off-season, a robot was built to perform AD’s off-court chores while assuming his physical appearance.  Scientists succeeded in replicating AD’s gestures, mannerism, vocal intonation and even eyebrows, but there were a few unexpected glitches… Specifically, because Tony Bot was a dance bot in a previous application, he couldn’t stop himself from dancing.  This dance – dubbed ‘The Tony’ — began making waves in New Orleans and around the country as fans clamored to replicate the amazing movements of Tony Bot.  In fact, New Orleans bounce music sensation Big Freedia loved the dance so much, she wrote a song about it.  AD in the meantime was focused on getting better on the court and didn’t realize what was happening with his stand-in and this crazy dance.  Needless to say, he was not happy.  Media began asking him to do the dance and were criticizing him that he wasn’t focusing on playing basketball! This robot was making things worse for AD – not better! Check it out below.-TO