How would a robot replacment make you feel?

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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:39 pm

http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/10/03/musi ... index.html

Check out this link. GA Tech has created a new robot drummer that can play on it's own off another musician. I'm amazed at the technology to do this, but at the same time, i'm a bit offended. How dose every one else feel?
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 2:43 pm

The technology to replace bass players has been around for years, but the technology to make the robot bass player smoke a pipe, smell like the north end of a south bound donkey and distract girls that look like a badly dented 20 year old dumpster have yet to be realised.
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 4:01 pm

my buddies in Consortium of Genius have employed a 'robot' of sorts for years now;

http://www.myspace.com/consortiumofgenius

they set up a drum kit onstage, and the drumbot is televised on the screen behind the kit.
He keeps pretty good time too.

I think it's mostly for entertainment value, bear in mind...
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Post Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:18 pm

that thing was way behind the note
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Post Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:36 am

Interesting but I am not offended.
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Post Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:55 am

Not gonna happen. Humans have a way of adapting....look at the drum machine and it's effect on drummers. Sure, alot of players lost work from the introduction of the machine but we adapted, didn't we?

I can't wait to get my hands on one of those drummer robots. I'll train it to play just like me and send a fleet of 'em all over the place, like a troupe of plumbers. And the best thing? They won't screw me when it comes time to get the bread they made for me. :)