Photos: Robots on parade

Photos: Robots on parade

Summary: A robot that plays the Violin? ZDNet Australia visited NICTA's Neville Roach Laboratory to see what all the fuss was about. We also discover what other amazing things today's robots can do.

TOPICS: Emerging Tech

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  • It performed two songs to an audience of high school students and includes a classic song for beginners -- Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star.

  • Megan Lee, a violinist with the SYO (Sydney Youth Orchestra) was on hand to provide some expert advice to RoboFiddler and how it might improve its technique and repertoire in the future.

    Credit: Luke Anderson/ZDNet Australia.

  • RoboFiddler isn't the only robot out there...

    Clad in white for the summer season, the newest humanoid robot from Japan's Kawada Industries and partners took centre stage before launching into a demonstration of its skills at an event earlier this year. The HRP-3 Promet Mk-II stands just over five feet tall and weighs about 150 pounds. It's flanked by the HRP-3 Prototype (right) and its predecessor, HRP-2 Promet (left), developed jointly by Kawada, Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, and Kawasaki's heavy industry unit.

    Credit: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

Topic: Emerging Tech

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