(c) ABB

A few weeks ago, Pizzicato reported that the Lucca Philharmonic was to play under the baton of YuMi, a humanoid robot manufactured by ABB, a Swiss company specializing in new technologies. The concert took place in Pisa, Italy, and featured Andrea Bocelli and the soprano Maria Luigia Borsi.

There is now a video on YouTube, showing YuMi at work, with much praise from the manufacturer and the musicians. The film has more to offer: so you can hear how bad an orchestra the Lucca Phil is, and how awful the wanna-be tenor Bocelli sings. And YuMi? Well, judge yourself….



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