Troy Rogers is a composer, robotic musical instrument builder, and educator whose work often finds itself at various intersections of art and technology. For more than ten years, the predominant locus of his artistic output has been the development of robotic musical instruments and the creation of music for these novel devices. In this creative work, the two primary aspects of the process–design and fabrication on the one hand, and musical exploration on the other–are tightly coupled in an iterative loop in which the compositional act begins with the conception of each new instrument and the personality of each device becomes understood and elaborated through musical play, in turn informing the conception and design of future devices and music. Troy Rogers is a co-founding member of Expressive Machines Musical Instruments (EMMI). The recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 2009-10, he spent time working with what is perhaps the world’s largest and most advanced robot orchestra at the Logos Foundation in Ghent, Belgium. While there he apprenticed with Godfried-Willem Raes, developed a singing, speaking robot, and composed music for the M&M Robot Orchestra. Troy is currently based in Duluth, Minnesota, where he creates music, robotic musical instruments, and other contraptions; pushes a rickshaw of musical robots around town; and gets out to enjoy the land and lakes on foot, bike, kayak, canoe, and skis whenever possible.