[KMel Robotics] is at it again, this time stealing our hearts with a flying robotic orchestra. It’s an amazing feat of technology and music combined.
We first saw something like this with the swarm playing the James Bond theme, which was impressive in itself — the orchestra has just become a bit more advanced with this latest piece.
Most of the instruments are playable by adding weighted levers with special landing pads for the hexrotors to bounce off of, but we think our favorite instrument is the stringed one — another robot adjusts the tension of the wire to change the pitch, much like a tremolo on a guitar. Couple this with an electric amp and you have some very sleek sounds.
Another instrument of note are the drums, which use a deconstructed and hacked together piano action to play the notes. Stick around to hear the sounds of our new robotic overlords!
They’ve also done an incredibly impressive light show using quadrotors and mirrors!
[Via Hacked Gadgets]