Are the days of traditional wedding DJs numbered? Quite possibly if ‘Shimi’ has anything to do with it!
‘Shimi’ is a robot that chooses your music and dances along to the choices. Here at Live Events Group HQ we’re a little undecided about this robo-DJ, is it cool or is actually a bit creepy?!
As reported in the Daily Mail, this gadget is essentially a docking station for an Android phone with inbuilt sensors which react to the beat of the song as well as reacting to movement. The user needs to tap or clap the rhythm and then ‘Shimi’ will select a suitable song to play next.
Using your phone’s camera and sensors, the robot can also follow you around the room making sure the speakers are pointing in the right direction. The music is stored on your phone’s memory and in the future there are plans to develop apps which will allow you to change the volume and even change the song by shaking your head!
This looks like good fun and a really interesting gadget but is perhaps best suited to a household environment rather than a professional one. At least we hope so, otherwise we’ll be looking for new jobs!
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