KMel Robotics presents a team of flying robots that have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs. The hexrotors create music in ways never seen before, like playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp. Drums are hit using a deconstructed piano action. And there are bells. Lots of bells.
Each one of these robots has its position measured down to the millimeter or better at a very high frequency using an external localization system. The individual hex-rotors themselves are being centrally controlled by a computer somewhere else, sort of like a puppeteer system. It takes a lot of coordination and precision to put on a show like this. The engineers behind all this must be brilliant people.
Flying drones do not actually have the best image. They are to be used in wars and now even Amazon wants to deliver packets with them which is a kind of creepy. But they can also be different and they are multipurpose robots. In the above flying robot orchestra video, these talented robots are making friendly, peaceful and pleasant music and making us happy and it works not so bad. A perfect example of applied theory and wicked computer coding. 🙂 While this is amazing, it doesn’t make us feel any more safe from spying though.