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Technology As Art

The Swiss who gave us the cuckoo clock, tasty chocolate treats and the handy army knife have something new to offer-a robot that can lead an orchestra. But, points out the Association of Mature American Citizens, it was not just any ordinary pick up band that the two-armed automaton conducted; it was the famous concert orchestra of the famed Teatro Verdi in Pisa, Italy, featuring the famed tenor, Andrea Bocelli.
YuMi, the baton-wielding robot, performed before an audience of 800 during the First International Festival of Robotics. YuMi is the creation of the ABB Group, a Swiss automation company.