+Stu Watts The point is not to make a robot who plays music. The purpose of projects like this is to improve (and demonstrate the improvement) of robotic limb coordination, speed, and accuracy (which, as you can see, we still have some work to do). Playing the drums is just a "problem" that requires these advancements, while also getting public attention and investor support. The technology used here can be applied to all sorts of robots who do the stuff we suck at.
This is where the Deep Blue of drumming will find its origins. When ever a machine takes the place of a human, there will be controversy. There will always be those who did the job before, who are incapable of accepting that the machine does it better. Sour grapes, thy name is adaptive preference formation; not even Kasparov was immune to you.
Didn't even open it. As a drummer, what am I supposed to say, it did a good job? Sure it did, it was programmed to do so (yes, I',m a programmer too). Please, support you local (human) musicians and bands.
waste of effort imo, why ? - it's just hitting the drums without rebound and feeling. It's not drumming is about. - it's not something magical to see a machine creating correct timing/beats/combinations. (any drummachine can do that) - it's just integrated to the drumset, it doesn't even feel like a "robot" (would be at least cooler if it was an actual bot gets itself to the drumset sits and starts playing) - it's not technologically astounding in programming sense, my smartphone can do that :P
// not trying to be a smartbutt here, just saying what comes to my mind at first sight. No hard feelings :)
thts rlly impressive but if he can b set to where his paradiddles to b faster then itll b alot more intersting it was rlly good nd it can go far if it can beat top line drummers but i dnt think it can not to b a odd ball but its true i dnt think it has a chance against thomas pridgen