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April 30th, 2008
12:50 PM ET

Beat 360° 4/30/08

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Hey Bloggers!

Sorry to 'string' you along like this... I know you've been waiting all morning – So lets do this: It's time for ‘Beat 360°.’

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Here is today’s “Beat 360°” pic of the day: Toyota's violin-playing robot plays at Universal Design Showcase on last year in Tokyo, Japan. The robot, which has 17 joints in both arms, uses precise control to play the violin.

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Here's one to get you started:

Performing “CTRL + ATL + DELETE” in D minor

Have fun with it.

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soundoff (272 Responses)
  1. ramona ellyin

    I'll be bach!

    April 30, 2008 at 2:13 pm |
  2. ramona ellyin

    I'll be bach!

    April 30, 2008 at 2:11 pm |
  3. Alicea, WA

    This is career choice B. They said I didn't have what it takes to be a stormtrooper.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:08 pm |
  4. Dale R from Delaware

    Stormtrooper plays the funeral dirge for Sith Lord Bush's dying empire.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:02 pm |
  5. Judi, Washington DC

    Forget that job offer with the National Orchestra in '09 Dick Cheney, you've been replaced!

    By the way, G-Dubya, you're still the conductor.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  6. Michael

    "American Idol hits an all time low"

    April 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
  7. john latrobe pa.

    Nice, but too Sirius

    April 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm |
  8. Regina Harpe

    modern change from heavy metal music to classical metal music

    April 30, 2008 at 1:56 pm |
  9. Mike from Syracuse NY

    What Imperial Strom Troopers do in retirement.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:54 pm |
  10. John

    Introducing my accompanist for American Synthesized Idol.
    Domo arigato,
    Stephen Hawking

    April 30, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  11. Mike from Syracuse NY

    The Empire shows a kinder, gentler side.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:53 pm |
  12. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Caution..Classical music in play...ear plugs and body armor required.

    Lorie Ann, Buellton, Calif.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:51 pm |
  13. Dasun

    "Who can say , 'Robert" can not challenge human being?

    Revealed,

    Movie: A. I – 2
    Starring: Anderson Cooper

    April 30, 2008 at 1:49 pm |
  14. rupa

    yesterday we saw AC in scuba gear, today i guess its Erica's notes.....

    April 30, 2008 at 1:47 pm |
  15. john latrobe pa.

    WILL PLAY FOR TONER

    April 30, 2008 at 1:46 pm |
  16. Putzel in Waco, TX

    Everybody sing !

    If you're gonna play in Tokyo
    You gotta have
    a virtual fiddle in the band.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:45 pm |
  17. Michael, NC

    So...THATS who Bush was directing. The robots that make up our society.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:43 pm |
  18. Chuck in Alabama

    Witness protection for stormtroopers.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:40 pm |
  19. Chuck in Alabama

    "Now for a few AC/DC classics."

    April 30, 2008 at 1:39 pm |
  20. Allen Simpson

    To be read as a Jeopardy-style question: "What is what happens when a Stradivarius knocks up a Yaris hybrid."

    April 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  21. Putzel in Waco, TX

    Futuristic Jack Benny still can't play.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  22. john latrobe pa.

    There wasn't a dry scanner in the house.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:38 pm |
  23. Cindy

    The newest 360 announcer...he can intro, play us a tune taking us to breaks, and best of all he can sub when Anderson takes a vacation.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:36 pm |
  24. Derek

    Now I know where the $27,000 went from the Prius I bought... what a waste! I wish they'd put their efforts into something that got 200 miles to the gallon instead.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:35 pm |
  25. Putzel in Waco, TX

    Robotzilla rocks out playing "The Geek Went Down To Tokyo"

    April 30, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  26. john latrobe pa.

    His mother, a Roomba, cleaned floors to pay for his lessons.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  27. Lloyd in TX

    When not fighting crime AstroBoy has a milder cover.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:29 pm |
  28. Cindy

    HMMM...is it playing Obama's swan song!?

    April 30, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  29. Lori, Boston

    I might be robotic , but my love for playing the violin is quite real.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:27 pm |
  30. Cindy

    The tiny violin playing as Obama gave his Wright speech.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  31. Putzel in Waco, TX

    Virtual Surreality Violinist Virtuoso brings down the house !

    April 30, 2008 at 1:25 pm |
  32. Lloyd in TX

    Itzak Pearl-finish-man

    April 30, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  33. Gina - Lancaster, PA

    Hey Superdelegates... Stop stringing us along like this and support a candidate, will you?

    April 30, 2008 at 1:23 pm |
  34. Lloyd in TX

    Next up is a full-size model that plays the cello – the ToYoYo-Ma.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:22 pm |
  35. joanne/ florida

    a glimpse of what Bush will conduct in his next career

    April 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  36. Lloyd in TX

    This is not the droid you are listening for.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  37. Carol, Massapequa, NY

    Looks like C3PO met the Marshmellow Man to play music.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  38. john latrobe pa.

    YASCHA HYBRID

    April 30, 2008 at 1:19 pm |
  39. Lloyd in TX

    "Bravo arigato, Mr. Roboto"

    April 30, 2008 at 1:17 pm |
  40. Pamina

    Meet the New York Philharmonic's new Concertmaster! He was the featured soloist on the Korea trip!

    April 30, 2008 at 1:16 pm |
  41. Travis, Los Angeles CA

    Dennis Kucinich's BFF regales partygoers during the opening gala for the Department of Peace

    April 30, 2008 at 1:14 pm |
  42. Mark

    Where's ASIMO... "taking 5" and smoking reefer in the back of his Honda Odyssey ?

    Mark S.
    Sacramento, CA

    April 30, 2008 at 1:12 pm |
  43. Lloyd in TX

    Embracing her avant-guard persona, Laurie Anderson just goes further out on a limb.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:12 pm |
  44. john latrobe pa.

    How do you get to Carnegie Hall?...Practice !

    April 30, 2008 at 1:07 pm |
  45. Lloyd in TX

    The Devil went down to his local area Toyota Dealer looking for a soul to steal.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:07 pm |
  46. Lloyd in TX

    It gets 34 Minuets Per Gallon in the City and
    40 Foggy Mountain Breakdowns in the Country.

    April 30, 2008 at 1:06 pm |
  47. Mark

    I'm sure this robot didn't learn to play violin by the SUZUKI METHOD....

    Mark S.
    Sacramento, CA

    April 30, 2008 at 1:06 pm |
  48. Jenny

    The robot went down to Georgia.

    Jenny Rome GA

    April 30, 2008 at 1:00 pm |
  49. Debbie

    Hillary behind the scenes while Obama gives his Rev. Jeremiah Wright denunciation speech..........

    April 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm |
  50. dessel graves

    Same song, second verse!

    April 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm |
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