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New robot guitarist can play faster than humans

PTI | Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 21:44

London: Rockstar robots! A music album performed entirely by a band of robots, with a bot guitarist that plays faster than a human could, has been composed.

The soon-to-be-released album by UK record label Warp Records has been performed by a three-piece band of Japanese robots called Z-Machines.

The band`s guitarist has 78 fingers, while the drummer rocks out with 22 arms, `The Verge` reported.
The robot band`s developers collaborated with a UK-based composer Squarepusher to explore creating music with the bots.

They, however, crafted an entire five track album eventually.

While the presence of additional arms and fingers means that the band can play in ways no human can, composing for robots has its own unique set of challenges, the report said.
According to Squarepusher, the robots involved in the music album have their own specifications which permits certain possibilities and exclude others.

"The robot guitar player, for example, can play much faster than a human ever could, but there is no amplitude control," said Squarepusher.

First Published: Monday, February 17, 2014 - 21:44

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