April 5, 2012 AT 12:22 pm

Robots play the Beatles’ “Come Together”

The Hubos Come Together – YouTube via BB.

Four of Drexel’s HUBO robots perform the Beatles’ “Come Together” in a demonstration that combines cutting-edge engineering technology and research with creative expression, produced by the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab). The HUBOs are operating autonomously (not human-controlled). Their movements are directed by student-developed software to perform the gestures necessary to produce the appropriate notes and beats as dictated by a musical score. Every sound in the video was performed by the robots.

MET-lab student Matthew Prockup created the musical arrangement for drum kit and three “Hubophones”, novel percussion instruments designed and constructed by the lab for this performance.

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  1. come together? should have been are we not men. put ‘em in the little red hats and one could safely dispense with the hazmat suits.

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