Robotics with music?

With the "DJ Robots" project from Festo Didactic, students and trainees have shown that training in robotics doesn’t always have to be a chore – it can also be a lot of fun. Their mission has been successful. The two DJ Robots can rock with the beat on their axes to hip hop and rock, proving in impressive style that robots can be musical.


It’s common knowledge that robots are playing an ever more important role in production and assembly systems.

It therefore follows that mechatronics and robotics are playing an increasingly important role as training subjects for industrial electrical trades and for mechatronics engineers in particular.

With the "DJ Robots" project from Festo Didactic, students and trainees have shown that training in robotics doesn’t always have to be a chore – it can also be a lot of fun.

The task they faced was by no means easy. They had to develop a robot application on the basis of the Modular Production System MPS®, to be presented at the WorldSkills competition 2003 in St. Gallen.

Their mission has been successful. The two DJ Robots can rock with the beat on their axes to hip hop and rock, proving in impressive style that robots can be musical.

OK, so maybe they’re not quite yet musical, but the pas des deux of the two 5-axis articulated-arm robots will certainly make you stop and think "How do they do that?"

Easy? Not at all. But with motivation and the right tools, such as COSIMIR® Robotics, much can be achieved that would at first glance appear to be too high-end.

And if you have a brilliant idea of your own for a similar training project, write to us. Perhaps our trainees could give a few pointers.

Don't forget – the DJ Robots are also available for open days, birthdays, company events, trade fairs, etc. If we were to ask the older of the two Mitsubishi RV-2AJ robots if it took a lot out of them, the answer would no doubt be "Where’s the fun in standing idle?".

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