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Futuristic band Z-Machines featuring guitarist with 78 fingers and drummer with 21 sticks rock Tokyo

Futuristic band Z-Machines featuring guitarist with 78 fingers and drummer with 21 sticks rock Tokyo

Futuristic band Z-Machines featuring guitarist with 78 fingers and drummer with 21 sticks rock Tokyo


Mangalore Today News Network

How’s this for a line-up? The guitarist has 78 fingers and 12 picks, the drummer has 21 sticks and six arms - and the keyboard player can flash multi-layered beams from its eyes.

Mach, Ashura and Cosmo form Z-Machines - a three-piece rock band made up of robots - and they made for a scary sight while performing at an art and technology event in Tokyo, Japan.

The group, who made their debut live performance in July, were created by a group of engineers and academics at Tokyo University, who hope they will one day be able to perform in space.


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Performance: Guitarist Mach and drummer Ashura (back), members of a robot rock band Z-Machines, at the technology event Maker Faire Tokyo at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation


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Skilful: A boy plays a keyboard to control Mach. The band made their debut live performance last July


 

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Rocker: Guitarist Mach has a computer screen and cables coming out of its head - which give the impression of long hair when it moves its head back and forth. One video shows him playing at 1,184 bpm


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Humans and robots: A man plays an electric guitar to control Mach during the Z-Machines performance in Japan

 

They were pictured today during the two-day Maker Faire Tokyo event at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, four months after their first live performance in the same city.

Guitarist Mach has a computer screen and cables coming out of its head - which give the impression of long hair when it moves its head back and forth. One video shows it playing at 1,184 bpm.

And the idea behind keyboard player Cosma projecting laser beams from its eyes is to give crowds a ‘transcendental music performance’. Drummer Ashura can play four times faster than humans.

The robots – who have been sponsored by Zima, an alcoholic drink which rose to fame in the 1990s but is still popular in Japan - are programmed to perform based on the audiences’ reaction.


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