Robot Technology Advancing at a tremendous Speed
If you haven't seen the latest in robot technology recently, your missing out. Reuters did this story and you HAVE TO see the video. The robot is being sponsored but Toyota and in the video it is playing the violin.
Dec. 6 - The race to produce the first practical home robots has heated up with Toyota's new range - including one that plays the violin.
In a demonstration of the new robots' achievements, Toyota brought out a 152 cm (5 ft), two-legged robot dextrous enough to play a few stanzas -- complete with vibrato sound -- from Edward Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance", a popular tune at graduation ceremonies.
Toyota said it planned to further advance the robot's dexterity to enable it to use tools and assist with domestic duties and nursing and medical care. The robot has 17 joints in both of its hands and arms now.