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Robotic orchestra perform in 2014 Christmas lectures

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures was certainly one to watch this festive season. Entitled, Sparks Will Fly: How to Hack your Home, the lectures was delivered by Prof Danielle George from the University of Manchester, and featured robotic instruments playing the well known Dr Who theme tune.

The National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems, here at the University of Leeds, contributed a robotic bass guitar as well as working with National Instruments to programme an electric one to form part of the orchestra.

Originally developed by Dr Andrew Jackson, Teaching and Research Fellow in the Faculty of Engineering, the robo-bass was created to help with the delivery of teaching on computer programming techniques as part of the LabVIEW Academy.


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The National Facility for Innovative Robotic Systems, here at the University of Leeds, contributed a robotic bass guitar.

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