The latest human activity to be mastered by robots was demonstrated recently when Sony’s QRIO bot successfully conducted an entire orchestra.


The 58-centimetre-tall humanoid robot led the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in a unique rendition of Beethoven’s 5th symphony during a concert held at the Bunkamura Orchard Hall in Tokyo on 15 March.



In the last year or two, a number of humanoid robots have demonstrated human-like tricks, such as martial arts displays and dance moves. These have been developed by university researchers, as well as major electronics companies like Honda and Sony.



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