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Pressroom Podcast: Troy Rogers and his music-making robots

Maybe you've seen Troy Rogers pushing his music-making robots along the Lakewalk in Duluth: silver suit, gas mask, teddy bear affixed to his torso. Rogers, who performs as Robot Rickshaw, started as a composer -- then he began incorporating robot...

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Troy Rogers, in his Robot Rickshaw persona, pushes his robotic instruments down the Lakewalk in Duluth. (2017 file / Submitted by Lissa Maki)

Maybe you’ve seen Troy Rogers pushing his music-making robots along the Lakewalk in Duluth: silver suit, gas mask, teddy bear affixed to his torso. Rogers, who performs as Robot Rickshaw, started as a composer - then he began incorporating robots into his work. He tours around the country presenting his work at schools, galleries, art spaces and for robot-minded folks.

News Tribune reporter Christa Lawler and editor Barrett Chase sat down with Rogers to talk about the evolution of Robot Rickshaw.

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