I don’t know about you but technology is starting to make me feel very redundant.
A robot has just made its debut conducting a world class orchestra made up of human musicians.
YuMi is the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm robot.
He or should I say made their debut at the opera this month conducting Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa.
The robot is manufactured by Swiss technology pioneer ABB.
He was invited to the stage by Bocelli, who performed the famous aria La Donna è Mobile from Verdi’s Rigoletto.
YuMi also conducted works of Puccini and Mascagni during its first night at the opera in front of a sold-out Teatro.
Among the guests was ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, under whose leadership YuMi was developed.
The unique demonstration showed what can happen when advanced robotics meets the arts.