29 Sep '17, 4pm

Watch ABB's YuMI Robot Conduct an Orchestra

YuMi the dual arm collaborative robot released by ABB had a night at the opera on earlier this month – as a conductor. In a display that was part robotics demonstration, part art project YuMi conducted the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy, as part of the gala of the First International Festival of Robotics. The team at ABB set out to show that YuMi was capable of learning the precise movements of even an orchestra conductor. Over the course of a few days engineers at ABB worked alongside Andrea Colombini, director of the Lucca Philharmonic Orchestra to teach robot the precise movements it would need to conduct an orchestra through a performance of " La Donna è Mobile " from Verdi's Rigoletto . Via a method called “lead-through programming” the robot taught the motions via hand-guidance by Columbini. Once the movements were recorded, the engin...

Full article: https://www.designnews.com/automation-motion-control/watc...

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