Designer: Ajay Kapur
Mentor: Trimpin & Eric Singer
The MahaDeviBot serves as a mechanical musical instrument which extends North Indian musical performance scenarios, while serving as a pedagogical tool to keep time and help portray complex rhythmic cycles to novice performers in a way that no traditional speakers can demonstrate.
The development of the MahaDeviBot serves as a paradigm for various types of solenoid-based robotic drumming techniques, striking 12 different percussion instruments gathered from around India, including frame drums, bells, finger cymbals, wood blocks, and gongs. The machine even has bouncing head which can portray tempo to the human .