This can take many different shapes and forms. For example, you could be the standard-lame-person-who-can't-dance and just move your arms up and down in a stiff manner while moving your head around in a robotic fashion. This method is generally frowned upon as n00bish. While this basic kind of robot dancing is lame, a good robot dancer can turn heads even today. Deft control of the wrists, elbows, shoulders, waist, knees, feet, spine, neck, head, eyes, and mouth are required for an expert at the robot. This movement apearing like a robot can be as smooth or jittery as the music allows. Generally works best with most kinds of electronic music, but much straight beat rock and funk works just as well. BPM (tempo) ranges may vary with the dancing style.
All names of Moves and Sub Styles are made up. The moves and styles still exist, however.
Some "The Robot" Moves:
"Hydrolics" - going from stiff to limp at will.
"Liquid Robot" - jittering liquid dance that resembles a strobe light effect.
"Stutter" - moving back and forth between two positions rapidly, making the dancer look like a frozen VHS screen.
"The Man in a Robot Suit" - danger will robinson!
"Industrial Robot" - Much meaner and stiffer.
"The Funky Robot" - It's a robot that doesn't care to look like a robot, but isn't really that great of a dancer.
"The Glitch Robot" - An excessive ammount of stuttering occurs. Enough to convince any normal person that this person is having a seisure. Really only works with glitch or stutter-edit music.
"Putty" - a style that makes the dancer appear as pliable as Silly Putty(tm). Not technically robot dancing, but requires the same full body control.