FV News: The first robot conductor

September 12, 2017 - ZURICH, Switzerland (debut PISA, Italy)

The first truly collaborative dual-arm robot YuMi, designed by robotics firm ABB based in Zurich, has made its debut at the opera by conducting Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy September 12, 2017, after being invited by Mr. Bocelli. Among the guests was ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, under whose leadership YuMi was developed. The unique demonstration showed what can happen when advanced robotics meets the arts.

Robot conductor YuMi