Photos: Robots on parade

Photos: Robots on parade

Summary: A robot that plays the Violin? ZDNet Australia visited NICTA's Neville Roach Laboratory to see what all the fuss was about. We also discover what other amazing things today's robots can do.

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TOPICS: Emerging Tech
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  • RoboFiddler consists of a Dell PC connected to micro-controller to guide a robotic "bow arm" and six metal fingers. 28 notes can be played across the violin's four strings, but only one at a time.

    Credit: Luke Anderson/ZDNet Australia.

  • The micro-controller can be seen here and connects to the PC via a voltage regulator, and to the robotic arms.

    Credit: Luke Anderson/ZDNet Australia.

  • The students designed an easy to operate GUI that can command RoboFiddler to play specific notes, or whole songs.

    The program can also convert standard midi files for RoboFiddler to play.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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