Thursday, December 6, 2007
Toyota's Violin Playing Robot
Toyota has been hard at work for years developing robots that, while not quite lifelike, have been able to perform wonderful feats of human mimicry. They have taken this one step further with their new model robot that can play the violin. This model has 17 joints in it's hands and arms that enable the human-like dexterity; the result is melody-making on the violin, in addition to assistance with household chores and helping the elderly.