ASIMO Robot to Conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Apr 24, 2008
ASIMO Conducting
ASIMO Conducting

ASIMO will focus attention on the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's (DSO) nationally acclaimed music programs for young people in Detroit by conducting the orchestra as it performs "Impossible Dream" to open a special concert performance with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma on Tuesday, May 13.

Honda hopes ASIMO's appearance will draw attention to the DSO's music education programs, and particularly the DSO's effort to encourage and support involvement of children in Detroit.

In addition, ASIMO will demonstrate its unique capabilities for hundreds of area school children on May 14 prior to a specially arranged master class in Orchestra Hall, where a select group of music students will receive personal music instruction from Yo-Yo Ma. In attendance will be students from the Detroit School of Arts (DSA), Detroit Renaissance and Cass Technical high schools, as well as from schools across metro Detroit and Windsor, Canada.

ASIMO, which stands for Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility, is designed to help people and will someday assist the elderly and disabled in their homes. But while Honda continues to develop and enhance ASIMO's capabilities, ASIMO is being used today to encourage and inspire young students to consider studies in math and science. The addition of music education to ASIMO's repertoire is a natural extension of these efforts.

Source: Honda

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earls
not rated yet Apr 24, 2008
http://www.youtub...PkL2oto0

lol robot clown pos

http://www.youtub...CJTYgYB0

Good thing to conduct it can just stand in one place.
Mercury_01
5 / 5 (2) Apr 25, 2008
Some if the most pointless crap ever to waste our attention. Wheres my flying car??
Sophos
not rated yet May 02, 2008
HA HA
Real conductors are tired of being shot at in Detroit so they are turning to robots LOL

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