Who says robots can’t feel? Toyota showed off its humanoid robots’ ability to let the music move them last weekend in Tokyo at an event soundtracked by a couple of humanoids playing the violin and the trumpet with human accompaniment.
The ‘bots warm up the crowd with a raucous trumpet/violin duet:
Then we zoom in tight for the violin solo:
And finally, we graduate to the full four-piece finale:
Toyota also used the event to show off its i-Real robotic vehicle. But we think you’ll agree that the humanoid musicians stole the show.
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