Trumpet Robot

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  1. Mason

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    How is it this robot can play the trumpet? You can only get sound out of a trumpoet if you buzz your lips, how is the robot doing that???? I reckon its stupid i mean soon we wont even need proper talented muscians, well just have robots, True? What do you reckon?

    YouTube - Toyota's Trumpet Playing Robot
     
  2. Solar Bell

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    The best thing about it is that it cannot speak....or type.


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  3. nordlandstrompet

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    :woop: I wouldn't bet my money on that ROFL
     
  4. godchaser

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    -The world's changing fast. No doubt about it Mason. I suspect you're quite right, in that the costs of manufacturing robots will steadily decrease, and Robot 'Brokers' will be popping up all over; hoarding Gigs. They'll have Big Band numbers at budget basement prices. -And Orchestral Performances on street corners by way of promotion, offering reference incentives between Beethoven and Chopin.

    The novelty will become good business, in entertainment circles. I suspect we're looking at an eventual shift of better than seventy percent, to mechanized entertainment at a level of bread & butter gigs, outside some community settings. Also, Orchestral and Nightclub performance will eventuate some margin of shift as well. No doubt Robot Orchestras will become a part of things to come, as will choices of Nightclub owners to pencil'em in.

    And we need to remember, that this is just the start. Artificial Intelligence, that's to a point of being though that of Human Equivalence; is steadily becoming the reality. Now you're talking about a so-called Robot, with a capacity for abstract problem solving, that's got a photographic memory to boot. And don't ever miss'a note. Nevermind they're literally Human-like, given they are conscious in no less manner than ourselves. If Musicians, and the world generally, feels they'll be able to compete in a World without augmentation - they're deluding themselves. Nothing to worry about though; checks and balances always manages ample acclimation time.

    Over the next twenty, thirty years- we won't care who's supposedly Artificial, and who isn't. We won't be able to tell ourselves apart. :)



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    Trumpet Playing Robot To Perform With Pops


    The world’s first and only trumpet-playing robot will perform for the first time with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra during all four “Happy Holidays from the Pops†concerts December 12 -14 at Cincinnati’s historic Music Hall.

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    Toyota’s Trumpet Playing Robot will perform “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo†from Walt Disney’s animated classic Cinderella as a solo piece. This engineering marvel will then join Maestro Kunzel and the Pops for two medleys that include such seasonal favorites as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,†“Santa Claus is Coming to Town,†“Joy to the World,†and “Jingle Bells.â€

    “This is exciting for me and a first for the Pops stage,†said Erich Kunzel. “I’ve worked before with animals and children — but never with a robot!†This high-energy extravaganza features everything one would expect from a Cincinnati Pops holiday show — singing dancing, a chorus, puppets a bell choir — but with a high-tech twist.

    Standing 4 foot 9 inches, Toyota’s Trumpet Playing Robot has artificial lips which replicate the vibration of a human mouth, as well as artificial lungs. This intricate piece of engineering shows how robots can do very sophisticated functions like walking and playing a musical instrument with full dexterity. “I’ve seen this robot in action – the audience will be amazed,’†said Mr. Kunzel. “We’re honored to be chosen by Toyota to feature this unique and interesting special guest.â€

    “Toyota is thrilled to showcase this innovative technology which will ultimately improve people’s quality of life in a wonderfully festive and family-friendly environment,†said Tania Saldana of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. “We are excited and honored to have our robot take the stage for the first time with the renowned Cincinnati Pops under the direction of Erich Kunzel.â€

    Based just south of Cincinnati in Erlanger, Kentucky, Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. is a long-time supporter and community partner of the Cincinnati Pops. Since its founding, Toyota’s corporate spirit has been “to enrich society through making things.†Based on this spirit, Toyota has been developing human-assisting partner robots as people around the globe are starting to crave better, more diversified lifestyles. These changes are particularly prominent in Japan where dwindling birth rates and a rapidly aging population are underscoring concerns regarding the need to secure a stable labor force for the future in order for its people to be able to enjoy comfortable standards of living. Toyota hopes to contribute to solving this growing problem even if in a small way.

    The Toyota group has been working on industrial robots since the 1970s. Toyota Partner Robots were developed from basic technologies accumulated by various departments since the mid 1990s, with full-scale development beginning in 2000. Partner robots will assist people in four target fields: manufacturing, medical/nursing care, housekeeping and personal mobility. Toyota believes that the technology incorporated into these partner robots will be a core technology for production and automobile manufacture in the future.

    Tickets are $25-$69 (Children 6-18: $20), the Saturday Matinee features 25% off adult tickets (Children 6-18: $10) and are available by phone at (513) 381-3300 on the Internet at www.cincinnatipops.org, or in person at: CSO Box Office at Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    CSO Box Office at Music Hall two hours prior to the performance.
    Student Tickets for Cincinnati Pops concerts are $20 and are available the week of the concert in person at the CSO Sales Office, over the phone at 513-381-3300, online at www.cincinnatipops.org or at the Music Hall Box Office before the concert (limit two tickets per valid student ID).




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  6. trumpet_man

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    I disagree with godchaser. I think it's obviously fake. I'd have to see if with my own eyes, and even then, they probably just did a vantriliquist with a trumpet, so it's not real. It would have to be. And even if it isn't, it sounds terrible, and always will. No expression whatsoever, or even dynamic contrast. And what a horrible tone.

    And because they are always trying to "make robots better before they put them into production", they'll never go into production, and if they do, you're looking at a couple hundred thousand at least, and won't ever really go down that much.

    No one enjoys hearing a robot play. It's just way too predictable, and it's abilities on the trumpet will always be limited. As far as artificial intelligence, they probably had hundreds slave for months on end just to get it to do that, and that won't change much.
    And by the way, if you could post a vid that didn't say "we're sorry, this video is not available", that would be great. Luckily I could find it one youtube.

    To sum it up, professional musicians will never be replaced.
     
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    :thumbsup::bravo::wave::grouphug:

    Neither will the amateurs!:play:
     
  9. godchaser

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    "I think it's obviously fake."



    -Certainly, the Cincinatti Pops Orchestra, wouldn't perpetuate a fraud. :)

    Nevertheless, robotic manufacture will become extremely affordable. As will all manufacturing endeavor. 'Cheap', doesn't begin to describe the effectiveness we'll enjoy; or its extraordinary quality. Incidentally, today's momentum in Human equivalent-machine consciousness, is as inevitable as MAN conceding to Metallic CHESS Champions. This kind of specific task Mastery, is the current progression of man becoming indistinguishable from MACHINE. And machine becoming indistinguishable from man. That's to say, Consciousness is Consciousness. Our direct participation in today's pace of evolution, if we like- is no less imbued of Soul, than we are. To that: it's simply not possible we could be 'replaced' by machines, when we- MAN & MACHINE, is the "Machine", or "Consciousness" itself. There's no meanigful distinction. The clumsy lines, fading as we speak, is no small indicator of things coming to pass. Thankfully.

    As it is, there's simply no getting around the fact that we have to avail ourselves, the absolute necessity of tech. augmentation as opportunity presents itself.

    Truly incredible.



    YouTube - Honda's Asimo conducts Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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    YouTube - Toyota's Robot Quartet Band

    Toyota's Robot Quartet Band.






    "..it sounds terrible.." -tm



    -Sounded good from here.

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