Robotic Drumming Prosthesis

In collaboration with the Georgia Tech GTCMT, we are working on a series of robotic drumming prostheses. The first one was built for drummer Jason Barnes who lost his hand in an accident, including two separately actuated drumming sticks. We are now developing a “third arm” version for able-bodied drummers, which will be a research platform for shared autonomy control (click image for video and gallery).

Design Sketches for next generation drumming prosthesis