ABB’s robot YuMi takes center stage in Pisa, conducts Andrea Bocelli and Lucca Symphony Orchestra


Published on Sep 13, 2017

YuMi, the world’s first truly collaborative dual-arm robot, 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, 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. More information:

10 thoughts on “ABB’s robot YuMi takes center stage in Pisa, conducts Andrea Bocelli and Lucca Symphony Orchestra

  1. BFD..a machine waving a stick… will never compare to the experience of watching a great maestro whose passion and soul are expressed through the music……they could have at least put a tux on the damn box…I still hate technology

  2. This is a wet-dream for those mysterious ones who wrote the sayings on The Georgia Gallstones, uh, Guidestones. One more gifted human replaced by nuts and bolts and batteries. Millions more gifted humans on the chopping block. If only I had the wherewithal to turn those Georgia stones to a pile of rubble. The Guidestones that guide you into hell, now just a pile of ugly gray sand. Anyhow, if I paid for a ticket to hear Andrea sing with a polished orchestra and that thing showed up in front of me, well, talk about bringing down the house!! I am so sick of the dehumanization. No matter what capabilities robots display they’ll always be someone else’s idea of who they are.



    1. ‘No matter what capabilities robots display theyÔÇÖll always be someone elseÔÇÖs idea of who they are’……yes! they love robots because these soulless creatures are tired of having to pretend to be men

        1. Scary joojoo. Yet, we still feel love and compassion and will non-comply wherever possible. I think of that old quote:

          “I’d rather die on my feet than live on my knees.”


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