Robots can do just about everything now days, including playing musical instruments, like the trumpet, drums, and more. View all the “cool” music bots after the break.
Haile – The Interactive Robot Drummer
Created by Georgia Tech’s Gil Weinberg and Scott Driscoll, this interactive robot drummer — named “Haile” — “listens and responds to a human drummer, improvising new rhythms”.
Toyota’s Trumpet-Playing Robot
Toyota recently showcased their new line of trumpet playing robots — designed to entertain and “function as assistants” for the elderly — at the Toyota Hall in Japan
The Juke Bot system basically consists of “two Kuka industrial robotic arms to function as scratch DJs.” Videos after the jump.
The robots act independently of each other and will each retrieve a single piece of vinyl and then bring it around to the needle with a surprising amount of accuracy and precision. From what I can tell in the videos (included after the jump) the Kuka Juke Bot is even capable of properly positioning the needle to hit a particular sample while it’s placing the vinyl under the cartridge