Published Jul 14th, 2010
JAPAN Style has introduced different types of Japanese robots such as singing robot, humanlike robot, and jumping robot.
Just like other robot, this TOYOTA robot has a special talent, which is playing the trumpet!
Just let you know, it’s neither a trumpeter who wears a robot suit and plays the instrument nor a robot pretending to play the trumpet along with pre-recorded sound.
This robot has “lips” and a “lung”. To play the trumpet, the “lung” pumps out air, and the “lips” vibrate to produce the sound.
I was surprised that a robot can make such organic tone, I mean, to me it doesn’t sound artificially at all.
Here is another song.
I like how it opens its arm during the performance, and waves the hand to audiences when it finished playing.
This is JAPAN Style!
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