Guy Hoffman & Team Put Together Robot That Can Match The Music Beat

Posted Apr 26, 2009


Guy Hoffman, postdoctoral associate at Georgia Tech performed and programmed the above robotic marimba player. The robot automatically detects the sounds made from the human piano and matches the beat and sync using a percussion instrument. The robot design and construction was made by Roberto Aimi of Alium Labs and Gil Weinberg of the The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology oversaw the direction.

Another recent experiment I wrote about that was conducted at Georgia Tech was about how scientists were finding out ways to convert biomechnical energy into electricity.