Introducing the newest invention in the music-tech world: Drummers, Imagine you would had a third arm that you can control with your mind - will it improve your playing? See the video below on how ‘Georgia Tech’ made this thing possible.
According to the Georgia Tech website: “The arm responds to human gestures and the music it hears. When the drummer moves to play the high hat cymbal, for example, the robotic arm manoeuvres to play the ride cymbal. When the drummer switches to the snare, the mechanical arm shifts to the tom.”
Georgia Tech Professor Gil Weinberg oversees the project, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, added: “the goal is to push the limits of what humans can do.
“If you augment humans with smart, wearable robotics, they could interact with their environment in a much more sophisticated manner,” said Weinberg, director of the Center for Music Technology. “The third arm provides a much richer and more creative experience, allowing the human to play many drums simultaneously with virtuosity and sophistication that are not otherwise possible.”