Detroit (MI) – Honda’s 4-foot tall ASIMO robot recently conducted the Detroit Symphony. The gleaming white robot mimicked the movements of a real conductor and orchestrated the song “The Impossible Dream”. Afterwards it took a final bow to the cheers of the crowd.
Real conductors don’t have to worry about losing their jobs any time soon because the ASIMO was merely pre-programmed with the conductor’s head and hand movements. The robot does not yet have the ability to adjust to the pace of the symphony players.
Honda recently donated $1 million to the Detroit Symphony.
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