Photos: Robots play a new sound of music

Photos: Robots play a new sound of music

Summary: The goal of Ensemble Root is to bring artists and engineers together to develop sweet music.

TOPICS: Emerging Tech

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  • Heliphon

    The goal of Ensemble Robot is to bring together the "often-independent" artist and engineer communities to make a new generation of music.

    One of their creations is the Heliphon, a double-helix shaped robotic metallophone, built in 2004 by Leila Hasan, Alexandra Andriessen and Giles Hall. It uses solenoids to hammer metal keys, and each key lights up as it plays. Here's a photo gallery from the group's Jan. 25 concert at the Boston Museum of Science.

  • Blobot

    The Blobot is a dancing and pipe-playing robotic tetrahedron made of air cylinders, designed and built by Andy Cavatorta in 2005-'06.

Topic: Emerging Tech

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