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M&M Robot Orchestra

the largest robot orchestra in the world by Logos

A professional ensemble where humans meet machines: The Man & Machine Orchestra (M&M). This robot orchestra can play in full interaction with human musicians equipped with either traditional instruments or a very wide variety of sensing devices developed in the Logos Labs. All robots are designed as naked as possible, such that not a single element of their operating principles is obscured nor hidden in boxes and/or behind decorative elements.

To see the full orchestra perform (48 automated acoustic instruments, ranging from organs and percussion to woodwind, brass, invented instruments and a prototype cello), come to the special Artbots 2011 Concert at the Logos Tetrahedron concert hall: Bomastraat 26-28, 9000 GENT. On Saturday 8 Ocotober at 20:00, entrance is free.

Every year, Logos organises a world-wide interactive with the computer controlled acoustic instruments. More info about Logos' last year's world-wide jam session by Kristof Lauwers

Logos houses the most experienced and innovative music ensemble in the country in terms of music and technology. Particularly over the last few decades, collaborative concert projects involving interactive robots and musicians have become a very hot focus of our activity. 40 years of experience in the use and development of all kinds of musical interfaces (wireless gesture control, real time sound analysis, microwave radar, acceleration sensors, pyrodetectors, lightsensors, myoelectric devices, brainwaves, EEG and ECG and so on), combined with the results of our experimental robot design, are bearing fruit. This has inevitably led to the formation of a professional ensemble with an international profile, specialized in performances where humans meet machines. Hence the name man and machine, M&M.

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