Rocking robots

December 31, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized 

PAM’s getting back to her shredding roots. PAM (Poly-tangent, Automatic (multi-)Monochord) was built by Expressive Machines Musical Instruments (www.expressivemachines.org).

MARIE are a set of virtuosic and expressive music robots that are portable, reliable, user-friendly, and fit within the dimension/weight limits for international checked baggage. In other words, these are music robots for touring musicians. The hope of EMMI and the EAR Duo is that the usability and portability of MARIE and similar music robots will finally push this powerful technology out of research labs and onto stages around the world. Within this aim, the entire project will be publicly documented online and the source code and hardware diagrams all provided as public knowledge for other enterprising musicians and technicians to construct similar robots.

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