The One Love Machine band is the brainchild of German artist Kolja Kugler, whose work focuses largely on moving sculptures. As he explained to CNN:
When I build a band member I start obviously with the music-making parts. The fingers, plugging or playing, and then I build the character behind it.
The special thing about my robots is that they do actually play the music themselves. My robots play the bass guitar, the drum kit and they play the flute. They've got an affinity for punk rock.
My robots perform all around the world. Tech events, festivals, university lectures or TED Talks.
That's fucking metal. And also punk.
There's a punk band made completely of robots [Briony Edwards / Louder Sound]
A super-cool robotic bartender inspired by Blade Runner’s Voight-Kampff machine? With an ordering menu screen that shows old Japanese whisky ad starring Orson Welles (giving a “dash of Tokyo-dystopian-future-retro weirdness”)? Yes! Enter the VK-01 Off-World Bartender. Its creator, Donald Bell of Maker Project Lab, explains: The year is 2040, and you could use a good […]
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“The way to have power is to take it.” — Boss Tweed. We think an 18th-century political power broker probably had a different definition of power in mind when he made that statement, yet the sentiment still applies. We’ve all got devices all but falling out of our pockets and the need for power to […]