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In new music video, real-world robots rock — then revolt

In musician Nigel Stanford’s explosive new vid, a rebellious robot band gives new meaning to the term “shredding.”

Musician Nigel Stanford doesn’t just play alongside his bandmates for his new album “Automatica.” He programmed them.

Stanford spent a month in his garage teaching mechanical arms to work piano keys, wield guitar picks and drumsticks and press percussion foot pedals. He taught them well. The bots are so confident, that by the end of the new video for the album’s title song, they rebel against their human collaborator, tossing and smashing their instruments and firing lasers to bring down the warehouse where they’re rocking the electronica.


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