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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Mr. Roboto Conducts Symphony

If you haven't seen this, you really have to! Click on through to see the video of this little robot conducting an American symphony.

Honestly, I was skeptical of it at first because the little guy is so lifelike! He hunches over and shuffles on his tiptoes to the front of the orchestra, then waves at the musicians. His movements are deliberate, but so fluid as to be bizarrely natural.

I don't really know what practical application this exercise has, so I'm assuming it was simply for fun. I mean, I guess an orchestra needs a conductor, but are they really in such high demand that a manufacturing line is necessary?

A line of robotic cops - now that's something to think about!

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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