Robots have been able to accomplish a lot of things from assembling cars to dancing their way to a Guinness World Record. Every year robots seem to be getting closer to replacing most human jobs. This past fall, the technology compnay ABB proved that a robot named YuMi could even conduct an orchestra with the same fluidity and accuracy of a real conductor.
Yumi’s premiere took place at Teatro Verdi, in Pisa, Italy before a live audience listening to a charity concert for the gala of the First International Festival of Robotics. The performance included not only traditional orchestral music, but solos by Andrea Bocelli and Maria Luigia Borsi. Bocelli sang “La Donna è Mobile,” the famous aria from Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and Maria Luigia Borsi sang the classic soprano aria “O mio babbino caro” from “Gianni Schicchi” by Puccini.
To see highlights from program, watch this video of the concert below:
If you want to see more robots taking over the music world, check out this video by the University of Manchester on the making of a robot orchestra: