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WATCH: School kids create robot orchestra out of recycled material

Laura  Barnes
WATCH: School kids create robot orchestra out of recycled material

Children from across greater Manchester have created a robot orchestra out of old instruments and recycled electronic devices.

Manchester’s ‘Robot Orchestra’ performed for the first time at the Museum of Science and Industry as part of the city’s Science Festival.

Danielle George MBE, an engineering professor at The University of Manchester, led the challenge to build an orchestra.

The project has been supported by the likes of Siemens and has encouraged young people across Greater Manchester to learn computer coding and recycle old instruments and electronics to make the Robot Orchestra.
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The orchestra performed three original pieces with styles ranging from classical to soul.

“Building the orchestra has been an amazing experience for all involved. From the hundreds of schoolchildren who created the robots, to the engineers from the University and Siemens who have made all these components work in harmony – to the musicians who have ensured our devices are creating such wonderful music,” said Professor George.

Check out the video below to see how they made the Robot Orchestra:

Tags: Video , Robot orchestra , coding , university of manchester

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