This unique music video will make both your left and right brain happy. No, that has nothing to do with politics, but everything to do with drones and music.
KMel Robotics created a video they dubbed the “Flying Robot Rock Stars,” and it will have you grinning from ear to ear and get your brain warmed up from…well, from ear to ear.
Feel those left-brain synapses firing as you marvel at the technical manipulations these video creators made to ensure the drones drop (it looks like they are weighted) with precise timing to strike the instruments.
You right brain will instantly fire up as you begin to recognize the familiar tunes. The heavy opening beats are a classical delight, Richard Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra,” likely best recognized as a wildly popular jingle commercial advertisement.
The left brain tingles as you wonder, “How did they control those metal rolling things to get the right notes?”
The right brain buzzes again as the drones tap paper cups attached to multi-colored bells, creating the familiar holiday tune, “Carol of the Bells.”
Left brain: “I wonder how much power it took to get those drones to hover for that long? And wow that is precise drone flying!”
Right brain: “Is that the Star-Spangled Banner? Why yes, I think it is.”
KMel designed their drones and instruments to create music in completely new way.
“The hexrotors create music in ways never seen before, like playing a custom single string guitar hooked up to an electric guitar amp,” KMel said on YouTube. “(The) drums are hit using a deconstructed piano action. And there are bells. Lots of bells.”
The robotic rockers will bring their show to the USA Science & Engineering Festival, April 26-27 in Washington, D.C. In the mean time, check out the video now and let your brain revel in the varying sensations!
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