Robots Suck At Scratching Vinyl

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The DJs of the world can breathe a sigh of relief, because if this video is any indication, it's going to be a long time before they're in jeopardy of losing gigs to robots.

Watch in horror as this artificial turntablist lays down some of the worst beats I've ever heard from the wheels of steel. And that's including my own feeble attempts on a friend's 1200s.


The arm was created by designer Daito Manabe and programmed by Motoi Ishibashi, and while I applaud them for pushing the boundaries of what robots can do, I think for the time being we should leave the art of scratching to the masters. Rest assured we won't be seeing this creation on stage at the DMC World DJ Championships this year. [Animal via Geekologie]