Aside from the latest children's animated film, do you need proof that robots can rock? A free public performance by the League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR), Tues., March 8 at 6 p.m. on the Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus should convince you.
This free public event takes place in B-17 (basement auditorium) of Hackerman Hall and is sponsored by Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering departments of Computer Science and Computer Music, Peabody School of Music Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics, and the Digital Media Center.
The musicians and technologists of LEMUR create robots that can play acoustic musical sounds upon themselves as well as manipulate traditional instruments. These robo-musicians are part sculpture, part feats of computer, electrical and software engineering and are capable of producing all sorts of sounds from the frenetic to the familiar. The robots play human-composed music and perform alongside human musicians or all by themselves.
Tuesday's lecture will feature LEMUR's founder Eric Singer, who will discuss how the robots were created and programmed. There will be a short performance demonstration.
The talk is being held in conjunction with Baltimore’s Mobtown Modern concert series. You can see a full performance of LEMUR with violinist Todd Reynolds on Wed., March 9, at 8 p.m. at The Windup Space, 12 W. North Ave. Tickets for that performance are $10 or $5 for students.
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