Prepare to eat ivory you wonk-eyed pianist!
This is Teotronico. Teotronico is a robot that plays a keyboard. I heard he tried out for the Chuck E. Cheese band but they told him he looks like an animatronic sugar skull and to take a hike. Personally, I would have told him to take a seat, then tied him up and strapped a bomb to his chest, but that's just me and I'm a great interviewer.
With the help of speech recognition, he interacts with his audience and has already 'performed' at a number of private parties. the inventor hopes to 'revolutionize the music industry', which I think is a grandiose statement as Teotronico is a robot at the end of the day and wouldn't be able to compose music on his own or add 'emotions' to the music that he is playing.
So here's the plan: we'll find out what bar this guy's playing at, right? Then I'll get a job there as a lounge singer. Think Jessica Rabbit, but way sexier in sequins but with more leg hair (I haven't shaved these oaks since swim team!). So I'll be singing, then I'll start crawling across the piano all seductive, right? THEN I'LL STAB HIS F***ING EYES OUT WITH A STILLETO AND YELL 'SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!". "You don't even know what that means, do you?" Bad temper t-rex?
Hit the jump for a couple of videos of the mechanical penist playing (with some Losing my Religion and Final Countdown action!)
Teotronico Is a Robotic Pianist [walyou]
Thanks to Princess Yum Yum, who makes beautiful music and not this robotic bs you hear on the pop top 40 chart or whatever.