Juke Bot Robot - Kuka Kicks It

If you are looking for industrial-grade techno music for your next party event, look no further than the Kuka Robotics-based Juke Bot. And don't confuse it with those virtual software juke bots - this is a five foot tall (unextended) mixmaster.


(Juke Bot at Play)

The Juke Bot is a pair of Kuka industrial robots; each is surrounded by a set of platters (you know, vinyl LPs). The two bots act independently, deftly grasping an LP, and then bringing it to a platform with a phonograph needle. Delicately, the robot presses the LP against the needle and begins to rotate it forward and backward, creating a unique performance sound.


(Juke Bot Spins Some Tunes)

Do machines make music in science fiction? Sometimes, it's the first thing they do. Who can forget the dramatic rendition of "Daisy, Daisy" by Hal-9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey? Finally, Hal has some musical back-up.

If you like industrial-grade robotic entertainment, be sure to take a look at the Extreme RoboCoaster G2 - Extreme Robot Roller Coaster. Find out more about Kuka Robotics.

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