What happens when human musicians, robots and computers get together… awesome and spiritual music combine. The Karmetik Machine Orchestra is a collaboration between international musicians, custom-built robotic musical instruments and engineering students from the Music Technology & Technical Direction programs at the California Institute of the Arts.
The group consists of 6 human musicians, 10 multi-media engineers and three visual artists. They also have 3 robot musicians: MahaDeviBot, GananPatiBot and TAMMY. Their work creates a discussion on redefining the boundaries of music, visual arts, and technology. The wonder of cross collaboration of fields can develop new technologies, inspire creative genius and entertain the human spirit. On their website you can hear their first cd of music and purchase it to support this exploration of artistic expression. You can also follow their progress as they create more artistic robots and pieces of music on their Facebook and websites below the images.