Video: The Trons, homebrew automata band

The Three Laws of Robotic Bands:

1. A robot may not fail to rock a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to fail to rock.

2. A robot must obey requests given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law (or are “Freebird”).

3. A robot must protect its own relevancy as long as such relevance does not conflict with the First or Second Law. (Also known as “Bowie’s Paradox”.)

[via Engadget]

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5 Responses to Video: The Trons, homebrew automata band

  1. claud9999 says:

    Oh these guys HAVE to connect these up with Rock Band controllers so humans can control robots that play musical instruments that the humans could have played themselves to begin with. Recursive tele-rocking!

  2. strider_mt2k says:

    Nice interpretation of the Three Laws. :)

    When it comes to autonomous robotic rocking I believe there may be a fourth law, but only Jack Black knows it.

  3. w000t says:

    I played the video for my Roomba and it swooned. Now it wants me to drive it and the neighbor’s electric toothbrush to the concert when The Trons come to town.

  4. globule23 says:

    RElated, CAPTURED! By Robots. One human and his robot band. Awesome live show.
    see youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zvU165DEYc

  5. Enochrewt says:

    I see you tastefully left off the Coldplay reference.

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