This is how you teach an insectoid robot to play Beethoven

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]

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Very nice, looks like some code could use some work as it was inaccurate sometimes, also wish they would use all three appendages. Could have played something more complex.

Edited for extreme grammar/spelling issues, i should really wake up before typing anything.