Are you fed up with how your bandmates go off on epic solos in the middle of sets… like Garth in Wayne’s World? Well, you may be better off with a robot
Shimon the jazz robot, a 7-year-old creation by Gil Weinberg out of Georgia Tech University may become your musical muse.
The four-armed robot is designed not only to play alongside a human companion, but to listen and improvise along the way.
“An embodied anthropomorphic robot can create familiar, acoustically rich, and visual interactions with humans … the visual connection between sound and motion can allow humans to anticipate, coordinate and synchronize their gestures with the robot,” reads a description on the Georgia Tech website (via NPR)
The result is quite remarkable. Check out the duet in the video below.