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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Robotic Drummer

[Media: Video]

Take a look at this fascinating video showing a robotic drummer which can listen to someone playing a drum and then analyze the music in order to play along with them. The robot can follow and produce improvisational patterns and then play the drum with its robotic drumstick.

This video unnerves me quite a bit, I think I'd find it incredibly distracting to play along with this robot because I'd be watching and trying to figure out how it's doing it. As a computer programmer I have to wonder how you write code to analyze musical patterns like that.

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