This Robotic Arm Responds To and Supplements Drummers' Beats

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 19, 2016
References: & gizmag
Robotic arms have been invented for use in a variety of industries ranging from medical services and physiotherapy to construction and heavy labor, but this particular robotic limb is designed to help you better bang the drum skins.

Developed by professor Gil Weinberg of Georgia Tech, this drumstick-brandishing robotic arm is capable of analyzing and responding to the music being played as well as the drummer's original movements. The limb pounds out beats that sync with the sounds it detects and that follow the percussive output of the drummer's own hands.

This robotic arm is essentially and effectively a "third arm" that is capable of quite literally lending a helping hand to drummers to help them expand their expressive repertoire.