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Did Xiaomi give their robot drummer some of that funky soul?

So THAT’S what Daft Punk meant by Robot Rock.

Xiaomi CyberOne Drumming

Xiaomi launched its CyberOne humanoid robot in August and now they’ve got it drumming like a human. Naturally, there’s no human swing mainly because the input was from a MIDI file, which was converted into drum hits by the robot, so no matter what anyone might think (ie. AI hype clowns), this is not a threat to drummers. But it looks cool enough I guess. Can I call this a drum machine?

Read more about it in this IEEE Spectrum article.

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