Bot beating off

The always-fun Pink Tentacle website featured a video of the robot made by the manufacturer Yaskawa Electric. Their musical MOTOMAN robots are drumming in a local matsuri/festival.

Prior Art…
Drumming “robots” have existed in Japan for hundreds of years. The drumming mechanisms were hidden inside puppets that performed on portable shrines carried in festivals. Japanese Shinto creed allows people to integrate the earliest robots into their society including religious festivals. Robots fit into their natural world where everything has the potential for holding a spirit. So for the Japanese, these MOTORMAN robots are “retro”—the beat goes on…

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