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May 12, 2008

Audio Toy Field Test #9

Haile is a robot that 'listens' to a live players music in real time and jams it's own beat with them.

Watch the robotic percussionist in concert in this video from Georgia Tech.

A truly monumental moment in virtual instruments; a virtual musician that can improvise. This machine will assess the beat made my a human and create, based on algorithms and whatnot, it's own jam. This is almost as cool as seeing the Lemur at Adam's house and half as cool as Bigdog is scary. That haunting gas powered kind of darpa scary sound, bigdog is an Americal Soldier.
I love color TV, the internet, and many other magnificent things the American Military has brought us, dispite it's bad side, but if I see a bigdog walking round my neighbourhood with a machine gun on it's back I'll think different about how cool killing badguys in video games and watching YouTube videos are.

Unless it's bigdog beta... that's awesome.
Be sure to watch the Bigdog March Release before you watch the beta.

Blips and Ifs is dedicated to the future, and will not stop until it's over! Stay tuned...


Anonymous said...

I remember the old argument that robots may be able to do a math equation faster than a human, or build a car faster, but they will never give birth, laugh, or write a song.

1 down, 2 to go.

Markus said...

Good Job! :)