Insane Sampling Drum Machine Robot

This is pretty insane – a robot that moves around, collects samples and then lays down funky beats.

The robot first plays on the object it finds (or is forced to find by the angry cameraman), plays a small beat, and records the beat it plays on it. Then this recorded beat is played again, and it starts to play on the object (and belt tracks and everything else it has), while also playing the sampled beat.

The robot:

  • Navigate around, collect some data, avoid obstacles, until it
  • Finds something “worth playing on” (a single isolated object or a wide flat surface that it can find an angle onto)
  • Snakes into place
  • Plays some beats on what it have found, and samples this, checking it has a “good sound”
  • Based on data collected in the area, and sample just made, then compose a little rhythm, and plays this along with the sample

Want a robo-drummer at your next gig?

via LetsMakeRobots

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