Offbeat Video

By Ben Walley

A robot-mad man proposed to his girlfriend with help of dancing robots.


Daniel Camilleri, 25, serenaded his girlfriend of four years Claire Farrugia, 25, with ‘Just the Way You Are’ by Bruno Mars as three robots danced beside him.

The romantic then popped down on one knee and proposed to Claire – who accepted.

Daniel, from Manchester, said: “Me and Claire have both work in the robotics industry, so it seemed fitting to include them in our proposal.

“It was filmed in the Sheffield Robotics Lab at the University of Sheffield, where I work.

“I knew that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Claire, so it was only a matter of time before I proposed.


“We met when we were doing a masters in robotics and during that time we got to know each other a lot, so robots just had to be a part of the event.

“It took a month, where I spent hours extra at work to make the code, so it was a big challenge to come up with the choreography, but it was doubly hard to synchronise them together.

“She didn’t realise I was proposing, so it was a complete surprise as she just thought I was doing something to celebrate our four-year anniversary.

“I was feeling very anxious and you can hear my voice wavering at moments during singing as I was getting emotional.


“We went back to Manchester after calling our parents to tell them the news and went out for a lovely dinner.

“We’re planning on having the wedding in Malta as that’s where we’re both originally from, but I’m not sure when it will be.”