Seth Goldstein, a mechanical engineer who worked at the National Institutes of Health, has developed a machine that can play a full-sized violin.
Here is how the kinetic sculpture machine works, according to his website:
So far “Ro-Bow” can play an Irish jig, “Hello, Dolly,” “Amazing Grace” and Bach’s “Minuet in G Major,” according to a profile of Goldstein in the New York Times over the weekend.
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