The Ballad of Lost KMEL
May 4, 2014 9:22 PM   Subscribe

Point of order: none of the musical selections played during that demo can be even remotely referred to as Rock (unless you include Hendrix's version of the last one). Call me back when they do "Stairway to Heaven" or "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Also, let me know if they get one of those flying bots playing the Theremin, which I think would be a near-perfect implementation of the technology(s).
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:34 PM on May 4, 2014 [1 favorite]

umm- do they get union scale?
posted by drhydro at 10:52 PM on May 4, 2014

Nice title.
posted by Nerd of the North at 10:59 PM on May 4, 2014 [4 favorites]

wow, i'm impressed at how good these maintain position. my middle of the road blade quadcopter will just drift around even when you get the trim on the tx and calibration in the onboard controller perfect.
posted by emptythought at 1:28 AM on May 5, 2014

Here, let me save the rest of you the trouble of watching this... your response will be:

1. What?
2. Oh!!!
3. Neat!
4. I want one!
5. You know, there's something a bit spooky about this, because:
HAL: ".... he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.
Dave Bowman: "Yes, I'd like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me."
HAL: "It's called "Daisy."
posted by HuronBob at 2:52 AM on May 5, 2014


soon they'll start hunting down and killing actual rockstars that get in their way
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 3:36 AM on May 5, 2014

No dog-girls, then?
posted by Kirth Gerson at 3:48 AM on May 5, 2014 [2 favorites]

Great, so now they can play this while dropping mustard gas on Pakistani villages.
posted by Lanark at 3:51 AM on May 5, 2014

The title confused me because KMEL is also the call sign for the SF Bay Area hip hop radio station. So, I couldn't tell if somehow the station had changed formats or if "Flying Robot Rockstars" was a new Oakland rap collective or if Chuy Gomez is involved in robotics now or something.
posted by mhum at 4:17 PM on May 5, 2014

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