Robot 'conductor' steals the show from Italy's top tenor

When Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra this Tuesday, he won't necessarily be the center of attention. That's because his conductor will be YuMi, a two-armed robot made by Swedish/Swiss tech firm ABB. The machine will be guiding him – and the orchestra – through "La Donna è Mobile," the famous aria from Verdi's "Rigoletto.".. Continue Reading Robot takes on the role of conductor Category: Robotics Tags: Opera Related Articles: MIT teaches robots to be better at building together Ambitious Busan Opera House proposal draws inspiration from Korean stone art Google announces Android O: Picture-in-picture, autofill and more Android Nougat 7.1.1 revamps emojis, adds GIF keyboard and shortcuts Microsoft begins roll out of Windows 10 free upgrade

Robot takes on the role of conductor

When Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli performs with the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra this Tuesday, he won't necessarily be the center of attention. That's because his conductor will be YuMi, ...

Mon 11 Sep 17 from Gizmag

YuMi the robot makes debut as orchestra conductor in Italy

Robots can do a lot: they can chant at funerals, swim, guide you through airports, and even dance their way to a Guinness World Record. Now, a robot called YuMi has made its conducting ...

Thu 14 Sep 17 from The Verge

A robot conductor led a live orchestra performance

Just a month after humanoid robot Pepper conducted a Buddhist burial ceremony, a robo-contemporary has conducted the world-renowned Lucca Philharmonic orchestra alongside operatic greats ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Engadget

YuMi the robot conducts Italian orchestra playing Verdi - CNET

Because robots can do everything now.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from CNET

Robot conductor YuMi steals the show from Andrea Bocelli 

YuMi, designed by robotics firm ABB, based in Zurich, was taught to mimic maestro Andrea Colombini's gestures for the world first performance by a two handed automated conductor.

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Daily Mail

YuMi the robot conducts Verdi with Italian orchestra

PISA, Italy (Reuters) - YuMi the humanoid robot showed no signs of nerves on Tuesday night as it raised its baton to conduct the Lucca Philarmonic orchestra alongside Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli. ...

Wed 13 Sep 17 from Reuters Technology

Robot conducts tenor Bocelli, orchestra in Pisa

PISA, Italy (AP) -- Tenor Andrea Bocelli has brought down the house at Pisa's Teatro Verdi by performing with an unusual conductor: a robot....

Wed 13 Sep 17 from AP

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