The Daily Illini

A robot and all that jazz

By Mariah Schaefer

November 1, 2015

Envision this: A jazz band plays on a stage in front of a live audience, and among the performers is a robot. The robot functions as another member of the group, being able to fully improvise jazz with the rest as they play naturally. Ben Grosser, an assistant professor in the School of Art and Design, is ...

Person behind the politics

By Matt Pasquini

January 27, 2014

It’s not very often you get a chance to see the human side of politicians.  Their personas get clouded by media appearances and, eventually, the only part of their identity that hasn’t been stripped of them is their political leaning. Instead of looking at politicians as human beings, we look at the...