Thursday, October 27, 2011

Robots are Coming for our Pianists

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 2:38 PM

Anyone who pays attention knows the robotic apocalypse is coming. At the rate that they're taking over jobs, learning skills and dominating bar games, it's only a matter of time until we're kneeling at the tip of their servo-lash.

But the robot playing piano in the video below actually has to go out and flaunt it—not only by shirking industrial duties to take jobs from already starving artists (that started a while ago with this band), but with its song choice: The Final Countdown. What's it a countdown to? R-day, obviously.

The piano-playing robot in question comes from the Robot Jazz line from an Italian marine-wiring company, Teotronica, and they're available to be rented for your next party.

From the website (apologies for the poor translation):

Chartering ROBOT for fairs, preparations display windows, animation, festivities … for every event outside from the usual outlines!


All the robots of house TEOTRONICA besides to play or more instruments are in a position to singing, speaking and to interact with the public

These robots do not have no difficulty in executing also the impegnativi pieces and than any musical (blues, jazz, rock, classic kind, etc) the force and the concept base of their CPU is the interpretation of protocol MIDI.

If that pitch doesn't make it crystal clear, then what else could? Instead of Cheap Trick at the Western Idaho Fairgrounds, we'll soon all be "rocking" out to this. Yikes.

Run to the hills, before we all have to hear robots play "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden.

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