In this ZOOZbeat promo video, Atlanta hip hop artist Street Lotto jams with autonomous robotic marimba player Shimon.
ZOOZbeat is iPhone music software designed to make it easy to compose and remix tracks. It includes a loop library with beats from a variety of hip hop and electronica artists, including Kutiman, Too Short and Richard Devine.
Here’s a video that puts more emphasis on Shimon’s autonomous improvisation:
Autonomous Robotic Marimba Playing ‘Shimon’ ZOOZin’ It Up with Atlanta Hip-Hop Artist Street Lotto.[ZOOZbeat Founder and Chief Technology Officer Dr. Gil Weinberg jammed live from SIGGRAPH Asia 2009 emerging technologies conference in Yokohama, Japan December 16-19, 2009 with Shimon.
Dr. Weinberg developed ‘Shimon’ at Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology. (He is also the Founder and Director of the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology).
More on the first Intercontinental musical jam session between humans in Japan and the Robot in the United States:
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