ASIMO robot to conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

ASIMO robot to conduct the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

“Honda’s ASIMO humanoid robot will focus attention on the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) nationally acclaimed music programs for young people in Detroit by conducting the orchestra as it performs “Impossible Dream” to open a special concert performance with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 8 p.m, Tuesday, May 13.

Honda hopes ASIMO’s appearance will draw attention to the DSO’s music education programs, and particularly the DSO’s effort to encourage and support involvement of children in Detroit.”

Detriot is a crumbling inner city wasteland that needs major help to rebound from a downward spiral of neglect. I’m not quite sure if a robot conducted classical music concert will make a difference or if it is just a way to distract people from the city’s real problems.

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