September 3, 2012 18:25
A few days ago on YouTube found a new video showing the robot game StickBoy of drumkit. According to the available information, the robot was programmed to what would be to play the drum tracks «Blitzkrieg Bop» famous punk band «The Ramone».
Creator of the robot is StickBoy Frank Barnes (Frank Barnes) of the German robotics company Robocross. Four robot arm, his two legs and head Mohawk actuated pneumatically using compressed air. As the drum kit used setting Pearl, consisting of 14 instruments. According to available information, the robot now StickBoy can tap out the drums 8 different tunes, including such famous things as TNT by AC / DC, Bullet in the Head by Rage Against the Machine and others.
It should be noted that the robotic drum machines, so-called drum machine manufactured and have been used for nearly 50 years. However, the presence of a robot drummer, who plays drums, imitating the movements and behavior of the person, can ask questions of how soon the other robots and robotics can displace the living from the stage? Who plays better person or a robot?
To answer these questions is to see the second video below. He shot Tommy drummer Ramone, performing the same melody as the first robot in the video. Of course, I am not a qualified music expert, but even without this it is evident that the "biological organism", having two hands less than the robot performs a more complex melody on a smaller drum kit. Therefore, for now, I think people-musicians have nothing to fear.
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