Shimon can now sing in an eerily human voice and compose songs along with human collaborators while making expressive gestures and bobbing its head along with a song's rhythm.
A new release called "into Your Mind" features a jazzy, prog-like sensibility and shows off Shimon's new abilities. Shimon wrote the song and the lyrics with a bit of help from humans. A forthcoming album is set to be released on Spotify this Spring.
Shimon's creator, Georgia Tech professor Gill Weinberg explained that the goal of the project was to "create surprising and inspired music through human-robot collaboration."