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The Sad Life of TikTok’s Viral Dancing Robot

This masterpiece is making millions cry.

Can’t Help Myself — Photo by Ana Romero (Wikimedia Commons)

Another swing. Another sweep. Going on forever, to never fulfill the perpetual task it was programmed for.

This has been the reality of Sun Yuan & Peng Yu’s robotic masterpiece “Can’t Help Myself.” Commissioned in 2016 for the Guggenheim museum in New York, the industrial robot arm had only one…