Hexapod Robot Scuttles Through Beethoven

This little Chiara hexapod robot has been programmed to play Beethoven on the piano. Take a listen in the following explanatory video.


(Hexapod robot plays Beethoven video)

SF fans may recall the robot pianist from the classic 1953 story Virtuoso by Herbert Goldstone:

The light over the music rack was an eerie island in the brown shadows of the studio. Rollo sat at the keyboard, prim, inhuman, rigid, twin lenses focused somewhere off into the shadows.

The massive feet working the pedals, arms and hands flashing and glinting - they were living entities, separate, somehow, from the machined perfection of his body.
(Read more about the robot pianist)

Those little hexapod robots are getting more talented all the time; take a look at dancing hexapod robot video, fancy strutting hexapod robot video, hexapod robot CNC router video and the emotionally expressive hexapod robot video. From IEEE.

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