The world's first and only fully robotic gamelan

Bet you weren’t expecting a video of a robotic gamelan when you woke up this morning! In case you don’t know, a gamelan is a sort of musical setup in Indonesia that is essentially a bunch of tonal percussive instruments. It’s very interesting-sounding, but this entirely robotic one (direct .MOV link) is even more so because it’s… robotic. Unlike Captured By Robots, a band which uses humanoid robots as bandmates, this thing is more like a single hundred-armed robot playing every instrument in the ensemble.

There’s lots more info here at the Gamelatron page.

[via Metafilter]