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Stand aside, powerful musician unions: the robots are here for your jobs. P.A.M. (Partially Artificial Musicians), created by a team led by composer/violinist Kurt Coble, is an ensemble of machine instruments. Motors and solenoids hack away at traditional instruments like violins, with each gesture sequenced in C++. Traditional instruments are only the beginning—eventually Kurt wants to create new instruments for the ensemble. In the meantime, P.A.M. continues to evolve, and an instrument made an appearance at New York's Dorkbot. Check out more photos here—P. Kirn

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