The dancer is a humanoid robot with a helmet-like head. He is primarily yellow with a black face and torso. While yellow, his body flashes pink. He changes to a black base color, where he flashes pink, blue and green.
The dancer is a tomato with blue sunglasses with yellow dots around the frame, a black goatee, and two gloves (the left one is white and has a golden bracelet, and the right one is light blue.) Under that, he has a green shirt with green pants. He also wears white sneakers.
The background is primarily composed of turquoise computer hardware. The dancer's platform is a pointed, circular turquoise gear. The hardware flashes as the dancer spirals inward. It then spirals into some neon-lit squares, which are doors that open to the dancer's figure spinning. He then gets into a dark room with blue square and circle-shaped vents, which he spirals in to. During the bridge, he transports into a warehouse with motionless clones of him.
The background takes place in a fridge with full of food and condiments. During the chorus and breakdown, the fridge turns into a dance party.
There are 3 Gold Moves in the Classic routine: Gold Moves 1 and 2: Spin your right forearm out to the right in a punching motion. Gold Move 3: Put both your arms out at a right angle.
Gold Moves 1 and 2
Gold Move 1 and 2 in-game
Gold Move 3
Gold Move 3 in-game
There are 3 Gold Moves in the Tomato Version routine: Gold Move 1: Stand straight with your arms held at 90-degree angles almost in front of your face. Gold Move 2: Lean to the left with your right arm pointed in front of you and slowly bring it back in an upward arc. Gold Move 3: Point forward with your right arm and kick your left leg.
Gold Move 1
Gold Move 2
Gold Move 3
Automaton is the second song by Jamiroquai in the series.
The number of games between their debut and their second song is seven, tying with Boney M. (Daddy Cool and Rasputin) for the record for longest game gap between two songs.
In the E3 announcement video, the pictogram have their default colours and the background is more greenish than black.
Automaton is the first solo routine where the pictograms have black arrows. In previous games, when the glove color was black (such as Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) and Rock N Roll), the pictograms' arrows were a different color.