Robots rock the house

The Trons are a robot rock band — check them out.

I have never been a big fan of rock bands whose talent is based on the fact that they can move their index finger up and down the neck of an open tuned electric guitar. To my way of thinking, I can do that and I suck. So while I was waiting for the Apple iPhone 3G to arrive so I can Crack It Open, I came across this fascinating YouTube video.

So now we have robots built with what looks like a glorified erecter set that can make music just as well as some of those rock banks pulling in big bucks for mediocre music and lackluster live performances. Isn't technology wonderful?

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.