Mechanical orchestra

The project consists of an orchestra of robots which are controlled with a MIDI sequencer which allows them to synchronize. The final project will be a big Juke Box in which the robots will play songs to order!
Automatic Noise Music This project is part of a more global industrial robot diversion project. Jean-Marie is a robotics engineer and he recovers old industrial robots to convert them into artistic projects. His most famous project is called "Le Bistromatik". It is an industrial robot (Nestor) which has been fixed on a mobile platform transformed into a bistro where the robot plays the role of bartender. Soon an industrial robot violinist (see other Maker Music Festival project) will join the orchestra. These robots works with pneumatics cylinders controlled by an industrial PLC which receives the orders from a MIDI sequencer via an Arduino

Jean-Marie Ollivier : Maker & Musician
The maker Jean-Marie Ollivier
I work with industrial robots that I divert to integrate them into show installations. I have been doing this since 2010. I am also a musician (traditional music) and I am very interested in the idea of ​​playing music with robots. I work notably on a violinist robot then also on a percussionist :-)

Connect with Jean-Marie Ollivier
How I can help you:
This project allowed me to implement a MIDI interface between the world of automation and the world of music. If needed, I can share on this topic.
How you can help me:
I encounter slight lag problem when too much informations is received by the Arduino. I ask if the Arduino should not be replaced by a Raspberry PI. If anyone has any experience I will be happy to share.