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Robot DJ’s set to take over the world

Submitted by on June 18, 2010 – 1:08 pm No Comment

Robots have never exactly been thought of as the grooviest types, but the “Juke Bot” is really trying hard to change that image.

The Juke Bot is a pair of Kuka industrial robots – each one is surrounded by a set of records (yes, vinyl ones). The two robots 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.”

Basically, the robots are acting like phrase samplers, finding a loop, and scratching back & forth to repeat it in perfect time. Here they are playing to a huge crowd of screaming ravers:

Well, maybe not. Here’s a couple of videos of the Juke Bots in action:

OK, so maybe these videos just reinforce the un-groovy rap that robots have. Either way, I still like the concept, and setting this up must have cost them a godawful amount of money.

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