ABB's YuMi robot conducts Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Symphony Orchestra

Sep 13, 2017

ABB's YuMi, the collaborative dual-arm robot, made its debut at the opera on Sept. 12 by conducting Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa.

YuMi was invited by Bocelli, who performed the famous aria "La Donna è Mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto. YuMi also conducted works of Puccini and Mascagni during its first night at the opera in front of a sold-out Teatro. Among the guests was ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.

Below, watch what can happen when advanced robotics meets the arts.

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