'Automatica': Guy Performs Song With A Band Of Industrial Robotic Arms

September 19, 2017

This is a video of musician Nigel Stanford performing his song 'Automatica' with the help of a group of KUKA industrial robotic arms. It kind of reminded me of the animatronic band at Chuck E. Cheese, except nothing like that at all. Plus there was clearly no ball pit here. I remember one time when I was a kid I hatched a plan to hide at the bottom of the ball pit so I could stay at Chuck E. Cheese overnight, which failed because my parents sent my tattle-tale little sister in after me. In hindsight I'm glad I'm glad it didn't work out though because the last thing five year old me needed was to experience a real-life Five Nights At Freddy's.

Keep going for the video (stick around to the end for lasers and destruction), as well as a short behind-the-scenes practice run.

Thanks to Marcus O, who agrees of all the bands to be a groupie for, this is not it.

  • Joebags !

    Moby is incredibly lazy nowadays.

  • Joebags !

    all jokes aside, this is really really cool!

  • Bryan Borgesano

    Too bad its all cgi recreations and no robots created any music

  • GeneralDisorder

    That guy should be more careful. He wasn't wearing goggles next to that plasma cutter. Also that plasma cutter was fake as all fuck.

  • Josef Koit

    This was so evidently fake. It's all CGI, for the purposes of advertisement. On the practice video the bass guitar is not even plugged in. Also look closely at the motion blurring. It's hard to describe but also there's no feeling of 'weight' to the movements. Theres a bunch of these ads for KUKA online. COME ON GUYS.

  • Josef Koit

    Because internet.

  • Kelly

    Ive seen industrial robots move like this. So the video may be fake. But the right industrial robotic arms could move like that, with that precision and speed.

    I would be disapointed if this were fake since theres no reason why they couldnt have made it real.

  • Josef Koit

    yes they do move almost exactly like this precision and speed wise. Its just all wrong if you get me ! Probably cba, too many man hours when you can just have a studio knock something up. Id bet the last pound of my overdraft that its a fake.

  • Ollie Williams

    Well that was awesome.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Animusic with real life and better.


  • TheQiwiMan

    My first thought as well! So cool.

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