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Schlagwort: Teddy Bears

Tüp baut sich eine Teddybär-Roboterband, weil er nicht mit Menschen musizieren mag

Roboterbands gibt es schon eine ganz Weile, von einer Teddybär-Roboterband höre ich allerdings gerade zum ersten Mal – und bin Fan. Weil wegen Teddybären und so.

Jay “J-Bot” Vance hat sie gebaut und ist mit ihr unterwegs. Weil er nicht mehr mit Menschen spielen mag.

It’s bad enough we’re worried about robots taking our jobs — they’re much cheaper, more efficient, less likely to complain or cause problems, better than us at basically everything — but they can even make better bandmates.

Jay “J-Bot” Vance knows this quite well. As the lead singer, songwriter, choreographer, and builder of the robotic band Teddy Bear Orchestra, he long ago did away with human bandmates.

“There’s egos. There’s emotions. Some people might be on drugs,” Vance told VICE News. „I have no problem with drugs, but some people, you know, they might act crazy when they’re on drugs.”

Unlike the humans he’s played with, J-Bot’s current bandmates require only levers, pulleys, and blasts of pneumatic air pressure to rock out. Everything is built by hand from mostly salvaged parts, and the teddy bears themselves were given to him by friends.


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