Dec 10, 2008

Video: Robot Plays Flute Better than Humans

Robot WF4IV Plays Flute Better than Humans from Waseda University in JapanThe robot that plays flute, also known as WF4IV, is already the fourth creation among the flutist robots made by Waseda University in Japan.

Below--Video of the Robot Playing a Song

In the video below, the robot plays the song "Flight of the Bumblebee", an orchestral interlude by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. It was made for the opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan.

According to News Lite, "He is able to play complex musical scores perfectly and is even able to engage with the audience giving him what his creators say is a human-like quality.

Everything about him is designed to make him the perfect musician, his mouth and lungs have been carefully designed to mimic and improve upon the expert air control of a professional flautist.

His eyes even have cameras which monitor other members of the orchestra and interact with their performance."

Video from Youtube: Uploaded by GerbilGod7

Video: Robot Plays Flute Better than Humans