The Percussion Robot Prototype

Presented by Wade Jenkins.

The Percussion Robot Prototype is a product of a composition process using the computational model known as the “Game of Life.” The robot was built to musically translate the visual output of the model using wooden keys. Designed and built with the assistance of UT engineering students, the P.R.P. contains 25 keys that are controlled and programmable by a master computer.  The result is a prototype of a larger machine intended to explore the intersection of music and computation.