Honda's ASIMO Conducts An Orchestra

May 14, 2008


To calm your shaking nerves after that last prophetic post, I've decided to put up a less fear-inspiring robot feature. The last time we saw Honda's ASIMO here on Geekologie all he could do was fall up and down stairs (NOTE: you must watch those, it'll make you feel like we stand a chance in the robot war), but now -- now he can conduct orchestras.

The lights dimmed, the sold-out hall grew hushed and out walked the conductor -- shiny, white, 4 feet 3 inches tall. ASIMO, a robot designed by Honda Motor Co., met its latest challenge Tuesday evening: Conducting the Detroit Symphony in a performance of "The Impossible Dream" from "Man of La Mancha."

Whew, not nearly as frightening as the robotic killers in the last post, was it? I thought this might help. You can come out from under your desks now. Although...I suppose the little robotic bastard could stab a person's eyes out with the conductor's baton. Awh, shit. *shuffles back into the closet with my blankey and boob pudding*

Honda robot conducts Detroit Symphony to warm response [yahoonews]

Thanks to Matt F and The Superficial Writer. Say -- Matt and I, we, uh, totally tag-teamed Megan Fox this past weekend*. Yeah, and Optimus Prime taped the whole thing. I thought, I don't know, maybe you could do a post about it.


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