Gangnam Gets Robot Into The Groove

A robot performing dance moves from the hit viral video Gangnam Style has wowed judges in China.

Its slick moves to South Korean rapper Psy's song earned it the single dance title at the second Chinese Intelligent Exposition and Industrial Summit Forum.

More than 30 contestants from six universities took part in the event in the eastern city of Hangzhou.

Zhao Sheng, the designer of the Gangnam Style dancing robot, said: "Gangnam Style is quite a popular online video recently, and it is favoured by many people.

"We also think that this song is quite creative, so we decided to use this song as the background music."

Gangnam Style has become a global sensation since being released in July and then uploaded to YouTube.

The robot competition was divided into three categories: dancing, boxing and serving.

Single and double dance, ballet and eight-robot group dance competition categories were held on Thursday, reported China's CCTV broadcaster.

According to one contestant "costume design, choreography, co-ordination of the programme and music" were the three main criteria for grading the competition.