April 30th, 2008
12:50 PM ET

Beat 360° 4/30/08



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.

Beat 360°

Here's one to get you started:

Performing “CTRL + ATL + DELETE” in D minor

Have fun with it.

Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

– David Reisner, 360° Digital Producer

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soundoff (272 Responses)
  1. Victor in Bradenton, FL

    Do more old vibrato, Mr. Roboto

    April 30, 2008 at 3:51 pm |
  2. joanne/ florida


    April 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    the new campane maneger for hillary clinton......
    we will play the same dirty song aganist obama until we win.

    steve ramsey
    high level, alberta

    April 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm |
  4. Jack Magestro in Wisconsin

    A robot that plays the violin? Wouldn't it be easier to just cut a CD?

    April 30, 2008 at 3:43 pm |
  5. Peter Trevino

    Premier Performance of Symphony No. 41 in C major ("Ode to Anderson Cooper"), K. 551 Composed by Yashimo Moto
    Performed by the Okia Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Akuro Yamamoto
    Robokito III at the violin

    Peter Trevino
    New York, NY

    April 30, 2008 at 3:42 pm |
  6. Lawrence S. Hightower

    With all this talent why would my parents want me to consider running for the presidency of the United States?

    April 30, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  7. saad

    Oh..my God..not hillary again...the same old song the same sniper fire.

    steve ramsey
    alberta- canada

    April 30, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  8. Susan from California

    But Mom; all the other kids are out playing Kick the Can-Man.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  9. Jack Magestro in Wisconsin

    Apparently the engineers at Toyota don't have enough to do.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:41 pm |
  10. Jack Magestro in Wisconsin

    ...A good example of why FAFSTA just is not working

    April 30, 2008 at 3:39 pm |
  11. Jack Magestro in Wisconsin

    Is it real? Or is it Memorex?

    April 30, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  12. joanne/ florida

    Intoducing....BOT DIDLEY in his new hit Hey Diddle Diddle the BOT and the Fiddle!

    April 30, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  13. Holgate.. bk ny

    1 2 3 this is nothing for me, now let's see that michelin mascot do this

    April 30, 2008 at 3:27 pm |
  14. donna

    II shouldn't have bet the shirt off my back that Hillary would stop those attack adds. Now I'm singin' for my supper................brother can you spare a dime?

    April 30, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  15. Lloyd in TX

    When he slipped-up and played "Flight of the Bumblebee" the Decepticons knew they had their bot.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:24 pm |
  16. Oni Okolo, San Antonio, TX

    Apple has the Ipod, Microsoft has the Zune, and now Honda wants to enter the realm of mp3s. Ladies and gentlemen, presenting iRoPod.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm |
  17. john latrobe pa.

    Nero 2.o tasked,without backup, as ROM burned.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    Please Hiliary stop whining about the media picking on you!

    April 30, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    Mr. Robotic is preparing for Hiliary Clinton's concession speech!

    April 30, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  20. Lauren, NYC

    What stormtroopers do in their retirement.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  21. Hanna

    This is robert bob father. (Did you get it?)

    April 30, 2008 at 3:19 pm |
  22. Crystal IL

    New option for CD player on Toyota Camry! Ask your local Toyota dealer for details.

    ...available while supplies last

    April 30, 2008 at 3:16 pm |
  23. Daniel, Westminster CA

    Apple presents the new I-Pluck

    April 30, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  24. Clifford Lehigh Acres FL.,

    After a closer look at the robot , and many hours of testing. NASA, concluded that it was not a robot. It was just Michael Jackson, in his finale transforming stage.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:14 pm |
  25. Traci- Warren, MN

    Live at Carnegie Hall, Rosie the Robot. Brought to you in part by Mr. Spacely from Spacely's Space Sprockets.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:13 pm |
  26. Tracy Roman Ont Canada

    Gas station attendant in disguise. I'm sure they hear the same "song" everyday.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:06 pm |
  27. Jane, Detroit, MI

    Auditioning for iRobot 2.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:05 pm |
  28. Melody

    When you want to hear a little Johannes Brahms Violin
    concerto in D major, just flip the switch!

    When you want to see a man-made object with more mobility than you, just flip the switch!

    Purchasing Toyota’s violin-playing robot - Priceless!

    April 30, 2008 at 3:04 pm |
  29. Lloyd in TX

    Unfortunately everything it plays sounds like Phillip Glass.

    April 30, 2008 at 3:03 pm |
  30. Lloyd in TX

    Robot made by Toyota
    Trained using the Suzuki method
    Playing a violin made by Yamaha
    I guess we found the new star of your symphony orchestra Detroit?

    April 30, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  31. penny

    !!Hey Tin man, do you want a ride to OZ. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  32. Scott Sparks

    A3C3 performs his second song on "Droid Idol" to the confusement of Paula Abdul.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:58 pm |
  33. michelle: Ont,Canada

    Robot auditioning for the 360 Announcing job A.C.:This notes for you!

    April 30, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  34. Mike from Syracuse NY

    Storm trooper music, not deficient, just different.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:56 pm |
  35. Gina - Lancaster, PA

    Despite the robots 17 joints in each arm, he continues to insist he's never inhaled.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:52 pm |
  36. maria chavarria-halpern

    Dear Anderson, so sick and tired of hearing all the excuses for Barack Obama' relationship with Jeremiah Wright . This reverand has been of great influence to Barack Obama's influence since he was a young man. I am sure that they do think alot alike and the book he wrote "Audacity of HOpe" was based on WRight's influence over him.
    I feel that with all this hatarted towards America that Obama chances of winning the Presidency is totally gone. We the people are smart enough to see what is going on. Obama can give millions of speeches with his eloquent self but that doesn't mean that we the people believe him. He spoke yesterday the way he did for his political race and that's the only reason he did speak out against Rev. Wright. I still don't understand why you the Anchors at CNN refuse to give Hillary Clinton her acolades and talk about the latest endorsements she has received and speak about the big win in Pennsylvania and how she has tighten the race in North Carolina and how she has surpassed the polls in Indiana. Please be fair and balance with Hillary. All you guys do including Campbell is trying to get opinions from your guests as to how can Obama win the Nomination. It is sickening – I can see right through all of you in Cnn and I am sure everybody else can.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:47 pm |
  37. michelle: Ont,Canada

    Japeenese version of Americain Idol ,Yout think you can dance, and Dancing with the stars all rolled into one.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  38. Gina - Lancaster, PA

    Today, Karl Rove assured each of the 3 candidates that if they are his "robot" and do exactly what he says, he can take them to a November victory!

    April 30, 2008 at 2:46 pm |
  39. Anderson Park

    XP is just great!! My life with Vista was a nightmare...

    Seoul, South Korea

    April 30, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  40. Ann

    Ok, I am ready now Obama, start over...

    April 30, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  41. Tracy Roman Ont Canada

    NOT MADE IN AMERICA. Go figure!

    April 30, 2008 at 2:45 pm |
  42. michelle: Ont,Canada

    The Robot went down to Georgia ,looking for a soul to steal
    and said I'll make make a bet I can play the fiddle better than you!

    April 30, 2008 at 2:41 pm |
  43. Anna Karina

    Baroque Era, Romantic Era, Classical Era, Robotic Era…

    Anna Karina
    Miami, FL

    April 30, 2008 at 2:39 pm |
  44. Jenny

    The emperial stormtrooper angel prepares to great the latest of the late Stormtroopers

    Jenny Ga

    April 30, 2008 at 2:38 pm |
  45. Michelle

    I give you concerto 3000 .

    April 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm |
  46. john latrobe pa.

    "...If I had toner, I'd blush."

    April 30, 2008 at 2:31 pm |



    April 30, 2008 at 2:20 pm |
  48. Wil Lavender

    Now who said that robots don't have soul.

    April 30, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  49. michelle: Ont,Canada

    Robot who is playing the political theme song to keep these candidates dancing on a string!

    April 30, 2008 at 2:17 pm |
  50. Jon - Raleigh

    PBS version of "Rock the Vote"

    April 30, 2008 at 2:16 pm |
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