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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Just for fun: Cyborg drummer

Drummer Jason Barnes lost his right arm after being electrocuted two years ago. Thanks to help from Gil Weinberg’s lab at Georgia Tech, Barnes now has a robotic arm with which to make music.

Notice that the prosthesis holds two drumsticks, only one of which is controlled by Barnes’ bicep muscles. The second drumstick is an independent robotic device that can improvise, based on what Barnes is doing with the drumsticks he controls.

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