ABB’s YuMi Conducts Orchestra Alongside Italian Tenor Andrea Bocelli

As reported by, “YuMi, whose name is derived from the phrase ‘you and me’, was taught all the movements by Colombini, who held its arms in rehearsals so the computer could memorize the correct gestures. The robot is not able to improvise and any unexpected change in tempo from the musicians would have been ruinous.” Photos by REUTERS/Remo Casilli.