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Watch this robot conduct Andrea Bocelli and an entire symphonic orchestra in Italy

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You might have heard someone say that "one day robots will replace humans, they'll even be able to conduct an orchestra!". Well, that day has arrived. 

Enter YuMi, a dual-arm robot created by ABB, who made a stunning conducting debut in the historical Teatro Verdi, in Pisa, Italy. He directed Andrea Bocelli, the popular Italian tenor, as he sang “La Donna è Mobile", the aria from Verdi's Rigoletto. 

Even if you're a classical music expert, I challenge you to close your eyes and listen carefully to YuMi's direction. Do you notice any discrepancies compared to a human director? No, me neither.  Read more...

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