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LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots & Eric Singer

LEMUR GuitarBot II

Abstract:
The “LEMUR GuitarBot” is a robotically controlled electric slide guitar-like instrument. It is comprised of four independently controllable units which can pick and slide extremely rapidly. Resembling neither a traditional robot nor a guitar, it is a new type of instrument with markedly different capabilities than a human guitarist.

Biography:
Eric Singer is a musician, artist, engineer and programmer and the Founder and Director of LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Robots, a group that creates robotic musical instruments. He holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon; a Diploma in Music Synthesis (Magna Cum Laude) from Berklee College of Music; and an MS in Computer Science from New York University. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of new electronic musical instruments, interactive music and video systems, networked multimedia and robotics. He performs and lectures around the world with electronic musical instruments and teaches a wide range of art and technology subjects. He is known internationally for his software and hardware products for interactive art and music creation and is considered a leading expert in the use of sensors and robotics in music and art.