Saturday 8 December 2007

Toyota Preoccupied With Creating Robots Useful For Everyday Life

Here is another hiccup for Robotic Science and investigation, a robot that appears to play a piece of music on a violin (Pomp And Circumstance). Its all rather dreary reading about these new points of discovery in robotic engineering when most of the journalism that portrays these stories are mostly adrift of any sense of analysis. Like the portrayal of the violin playing robot where no one seems to notice if the robot is actually playing or appearing to ?

Nevertheless, true or not I imagine a robot that can play a piece of music on a violin can also very likely bend over and retie your undone shoelaces ?

Check our the video lower down this page and be amused about the tune playing in the background, though bear in mind that Toyota will test out its robots at hospitals, Toyota-related facilities and other places starting next year, and the company hopes to put partner robots to real use by 2010.

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