This Robot Can Shred Better Than You

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Just like any other kid worth their weight in misguided rockstar dreams, I spent a lot of time as a ten-year-old fantasizing about wailing on my guitar in front of sold-out stadium crowds — which is probably why I now think what the folks behind the MARIE project are doing is amazing. A rowdy band of DIY tinkerers who call themselves EMMI (Expressive Machines Musical Instruments), they’re designing, building, and composing music for a miniature army of handmade musical machines. Woah!

They recently posted this completely awesome video demonstrating the musical chops of their ‘bots:

To provide the motivational soundtrack for the final days of our campaign, here’s PAM shredding her way through Steven Kemper’s PAM Solo, take one. 

Kind of mind blowing. You can check out more cool updates over at their project blog, including nods to other cool musical robot projects like this:  

EMMI’s Steven Kemper and composer/belly dancer Aurie Hsu collaborated to create a piece in which Aurie wears several wireless sensors to allow her to control PAM, MADI, and CADI with her movements as she dances.

Very neat!

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