Video: Toyota's Humanoid Minstrels Take the Stage in Tokyo, Trumpeting Robots' Mastery of Music

A Robo-Human Violin Duet

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.