Watch these killer robots play killer music and then kill you

By Cal Jeffrey ยท 9 replies
Jan 31, 2018
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  1. We all know that robots are going to take over the world and enslave the human race. Well, at least we will be able to listen to some cool tunes as we do the bidding of our greasy overlords.

    New Zealand's Nigel Stanford is a musician specializing in Ambient and New Age compositions. For his latest work, Automatica, he spent an entire month in his garage training robotic arms to play instruments. Unlike some of the other "robots playing music" videos you may have seen, this one is not CGI. The robots in the video above are real (as you can see in the clip below).

    Of course, it all ends with complete and utter destruction but what else would you expect from evil death machines?

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  2. Vulcanproject

    Vulcanproject TS Guru Posts: 395   +413

    All well and good but they don't smash up the drum kit after the set in a drink and drug fueled rampage. Must do better.
     
  3. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,890   +1,275

    I enjoyed it. Not bad, if it only took him a month to program them.
     
  4. j05hh

    j05hh TS Booster Posts: 165   +40

    I like it. Title is misleading.
     
  5. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 4,112   +2,604

    Very nice production ...
     
  6. deemon

    deemon TS Addict Posts: 261   +78

    Beautiful.
     
  7. Potato Judge

    Potato Judge TS Booster Posts: 137   +62

    I wonder if I would end up with any musical talent at all after a months training.
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,297   +4,211

    I'd think musical talent would be a prerequisite for training.
     
  9. CloudCatcher

    CloudCatcher TS Member

    I think we've had quite a few of the possible combinations now...
    Humans playing physical instruments
    Humans creating music digitally
    Humans creating bots to create music digitally
    Humans creating bots playing physical instruments.
     
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  10. Joe Blow

    Joe Blow TS Addict Posts: 216   +74

    It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Why make light of death?
     

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