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.
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.