Tag Results for tufts (5)

  1. TePRA: robots play the Ballet Mecanique

    In 1924 George Antheil, a "bad boy" of music, composed a piece of music called the Ballet Mecanique which, due to the complex synchronization between player pianos that it required, Antheil never heard performed as composed during his lifetime. Robotic technology has enabled music technologist Paul Lehrman to complete the Ballet and allow it to be performed as originally written. Lehrman is a professor at Tufts University where he teaches a course called Electronic Musical Instrument Design. It's a combination of music and engineering where students work on projects like musical shoes and MIDI ties. …

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  2. Robotic caterpillar as a piece of art

    Photos: Barry Trimmer/Tufts University A soft-bodied caterpillarlike robot prototype developed by researchers at Tufts University will be part of an exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The MoMA exhibition, called Design and the Elastic Mind (24 February to 12 May 2008), will showcase examples of "disruptive innovation" -- objects, projects, and concepts from designers, scientists, and engineers from all over the world. The Tufts team, led by biology professor Barry Trimmer and biomedical engineering professor David Kaplan, drew inspiration from the Manduca sexta caterpillar to build …

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