Toyota Premieres Violin-Playing Robot

Violin playing robotToyota Motor Corp.'s new violin robot performs during a press unveiling in Tokyo Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007. Compared to a virtuoso, its rendition was a trifle stilted and, well, robotic. But Toyota's new robot plays a pretty solid 'Pomp and Circumstance' on the violin. The 152-centimeter (five-foot)-tall all-white robot used its mechanical fingers to push the strings correctly and bowed with its other arm, coordinating the movements well.

Violin playing robot
Source: Physorg & Yahoo News

Update: Found a video of the robot in action.

Video: LiveVideo

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