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Robotic Prosthesis Turns Drummer into a Three-Armed Cyborg

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  • Robotic Prosthesis Turns Drummer into a Three-Armed Cyborg

    Interesting prosthetic research for drummers

    http://www.news.gatech.edu/2014/03/0...e-armed-cyborg

    -SD-

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    looks cumbersome.............
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    • #3
      I like how the second stick listens and "improvises"....hope it's a regular drummer programming that part and not someone who thinks more is better.
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      • #4
        I don't think I'm gonna go chop my arm off just yet, but the cyborgs are coming.

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        • BWaj
          BWaj commented
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          haha, agreed. But since my right arm is having issues, it's nice to know there is an alternative!

        • BWaj
          BWaj commented
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          haha, agreed. But since my right arm is having issues, it's nice to know there is an alternative!

      • #5
        Hmm... Rick Allen has been playing with one arm for decades and plays waaaaayyyyyyy better then this guy with his prosthetic. Nothing against the guy, but I think he should follow in Rick's footsteps and get some e-drums and lots of pedals. I dont see this becoming a viable option for decades, and after that it will cost ~$200K for the thing. Seriously, a E-kit and pedals along with practice will have this guy up and running in less than a year.
        I think my work is done here.

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        • BWaj
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          I don't see so good, is that my Dad griping about how things were back in his day? Seems to me like this is a prototype and it took Rick Allen a long time to get his playing back up to speed. I'm all for this guy continuing to work on this, hell, I used to sequence a few songs when I started on edrums so I could hit the bar on a song I did not like to play, lol. Anything that makes my life easier, I'm all for!
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