This is how you teach an insectoid robot to play Beethoven

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For a project at Carnegie Mellon University, high schooler Ashwin Iyengar programmed a Chiara robot to play Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" using its spindly appendages. While the Chiara may not be the most sophisticated ivory pounder, it's nifty to see the myriad computational processes necessary to get this robot to bang out a tune.

[Via IEEE Spectrum]