YuMi the Robot Conducted Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra in Italy

Published by , September 17, 2017 10:47 pm

(EconomicTimesIndia) The Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra that recently performed in front of a crowd at Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy was conducted by a robot. Renowned Grammy-nominated tenor Andrea Bocelli performed, and so did soprano Maria Luigia Borsi, each belting out notes for a crowd of about 800 people.
The bot, YuMi, built by Swiss robotics company ABB, has made waves in the past because of its ability to perform tasks requiring fine motor skills. this was the first real non-mechanical task carried out by the robot. ABB says the next logical advancement in the world of robotics would be to enable human-robot collaboration. The word ‘collaboration’ is used to define an environment where the robot’s work is stimulated by human intervention.

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