We’re a long way away from robots being able to actual write their own music, but apparently artificial technology has progressed to the point that it’s at least as capable as your average wedding band. Or near enough. Drexel Engineering has robots ready and willing to perform.
Watch robots rock out, sort of, as they perform “Come Together” right now…
The four robots in the band don’t seem to have individual names, sorry ladies, but collectively they’re called HUBOs. HUBOs were developed by the Korea Advanced Institute of Technology’s Hubo Lab.
What’s really exciting about this particular performance is that these robots aren’t just remote controlled devices mimicing the movements of human masters. As developed by Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory student Matthew Prockup, “their movements are directed by student-developed software to perform the gestures necessary to produce the appropriate notes and beats as dictated by a musical score. Every sound in the video was performed by the robots.”
Give them cool haircuts and maybe they’ll start climbing the charts.