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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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Performing “CTRL + ATL + DELETE” in D minor

Have fun with it.

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soundoff (272 Responses)
  1. Bill, New London, CT

    Beethovan's Symphany 5.0

    April 30, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  2. Terry

    R2Dtune

    April 30, 2008 at 5:44 pm |
  3. Dori in AZ

    Nifty little item for those shoppers pondering how to spend their tax rebate checks!

    April 30, 2008 at 5:43 pm |
  4. Jolene

    Look...it's a member of "The Fiddle and Bot Society"

    Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    April 30, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  5. Dori in AZ

    Easy-to-follow assembly instructions included for the do it yourself-er. Not responsible for injuries.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:39 pm |
  6. Brad Williams, Wisconsin

    "Take my female robotic mate...PLEASE!"

    April 30, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  7. Kristien,Antwerp, Belgium

    The pianola reinvented for the 21st century!

    April 30, 2008 at 5:31 pm |
  8. Dori in AZ

    Karaoke night at the cantina seemed to be going well until Irma's date decided to sing.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:30 pm |
  9. john latrobe pa.

    His 'road rage' led to violins.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  10. Kymm, Wa

    Toyota introduces the Prius/ Opus hybrid. Not to be outdone Honda has plans for the Accord/ Chord hybrid -a tuba propelled car which is rumored will get 75 measures to the liter.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:26 pm |
  11. Kyle Hobson

    First receptionist, then cashiers, I guess even musicians are subject to downsizing these days...

    Kyle Hobson

    Richmond, VA

    April 30, 2008 at 5:21 pm |
  12. Jonathan in Bolivia

    AC 360 report LIFE INSIDE the Death Star... How Stormtroopers handle their pressure!

    April 30, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  13. Chris

    So this is why the orchestra Bush was conducting sounded so good!

    April 30, 2008 at 5:20 pm |
  14. Elvia in Santa Cruz, Bolivia

    Imperial Stormtroopers' Anger Management Program

    April 30, 2008 at 5:19 pm |
  15. Robbie

    Now that Itzhak Perlman's been outsourced, here's your new lead violinist......

    April 30, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  16. Mike McDonald Kannapolis NC

    "Now kids meet the owner of the scuba diving dog..Robby the Robot!"

    April 30, 2008 at 5:16 pm |
  17. Dori in AZ

    Playing classical music has been shown to increase children's IQ s. This particular model is NOT recommended for those under the age of 3.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:10 pm |
  18. Brian B, University Park PA

    If only they'd built me knuckles.... I'd pen an eviscerating, ever-changing, and strangely eloquent symphony to match the dueling words of the candidates. George Bush has it in his head already, every time he messes up and doesn’t get airtime for it.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:09 pm |
  19. Leslie from Ct.

    Toyota's standard feature with all 2010 models, "The Symphathizer" : for customers who can only afford gas to go back and forth to work.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:07 pm |
  20. Hyla, Toronto, Canada

    HAL will now accompany Toyoma on Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    April 30, 2008 at 5:06 pm |
  21. Cheryll Illinois

    Just drowning my sorrrows for being born with a TIN EAR.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  22. Dori in AZ

    Optional features available.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:03 pm |
  23. Dori in AZ

    Available in a variety of colors & patterns. Smiley face pattern slightly higher.

    April 30, 2008 at 4:59 pm |
  24. Dori in AZ

    The robot's amazing performance still left one age old question unanswered.... Did Nero really fiddle while Rome burned?

    April 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm |
  25. Robert Berry Brockport NY

    The Clinton symphony, "There shall be no tax on gas" And No
    Construction Jobs for the summer. Play it like we want to hear it.

    Bob Berry, Brockport NY 14420

    April 30, 2008 at 4:50 pm |
  26. Ed Freisthler Sidney, Oh

    Can also call out square dances:
    ♪ Swing you partner round and round,♪ theres a fiddle playing robot ♪ now in town ♪

    April 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  27. Dori in AZ

    Sure don't look like any of 'dem fiddle players back home!

    April 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  28. Peter M from NY

    Even the NY Philharmonic Orchestar is getting outsourced!

    April 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm |
  29. Dori in AZ

    Secret Service of the future – for all your entertainment & protection needs!

    April 30, 2008 at 4:46 pm |
  30. Marilyn; Latham, NY

    Simon Cowell: "Your technique is good, but your style is just a little....oh, I don't know...'ROBOTIC.'"

    April 30, 2008 at 4:44 pm |
  31. Ed Freisthler Sidney, Oh

    If you would like to vote for "Violet" the violin player. Please email beat 360-cnn.com and remember voting starts after 12am eastern time.

    April 30, 2008 at 4:36 pm |
  32. Dori in AZ

    Violin is for display purposes only. . .

    April 30, 2008 at 4:31 pm |
  33. Dori in AZ

    Hillary so loved the Star Wars themed "Deal or No Deal" show that it inspired her design of this pantsuit for herself!

    April 30, 2008 at 4:30 pm |
  34. john latrobe pa.

    After the concert, Nero's dressing room was filled with plastic flowers and wax fruit.

    April 30, 2008 at 4:25 pm |
  35. Dori in AZ

    Batteries not included. . .

    April 30, 2008 at 4:23 pm |
  36. Ed Freisthler Sidney, Oh

    Great! We now have robots that work in factories, dance, now play violin. I'm just waiting for "Rosie the Maid" to be unveiled.

    April 30, 2008 at 4:20 pm |
  37. Sylvia Nelson

    One of the politicians giving us their song and dance.

    April 30, 2008 at 4:16 pm |
  38. Megan Dresslar

    Right now, I am playing chessy music beat 360 for Anderson and fans!
    Megan D.
    Shoreline, Wa

    April 30, 2008 at 4:13 pm |
  39. Ed Freisthler Sidney, Oh

    A 21st century tin man playing "Somewhere Over The Rainbow"

    April 30, 2008 at 4:12 pm |
  40. john latrobe pa.

    "Pay it again Spam."

    April 30, 2008 at 4:11 pm |
  41. joanne/ florida

    HILLARYS' MONTRA...... BOOT ME UP, WHEN YOU BOOT ME UP I'LL NEVER STOP!

    April 30, 2008 at 4:10 pm |
  42. joanne/ florida

    addendum to BOOT ME UP..... HILLARYS' MONTRA

    April 30, 2008 at 4:07 pm |
  43. joanne/ florida

    BOOT ME UP, WHEN YOU BOOT ME UP I'LL NEVER STOP

    April 30, 2008 at 4:05 pm |
  44. Ed Freisthler Sidney, Oh

    Down on his luck, this robot resorts to playing the street corner for quarts of oil." Buddy can you spare a quart?"

    April 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm |
  45. Peter Trevino

    "I may play the violin perfectly, but I still need a heart to win that competition in Kansas. I'm on the road to CNN to see the wonderful wizard Anderson Cooper."
    Peter Trevino
    New York, NY

    April 30, 2008 at 3:58 pm |
  46. Ed Freisthler Sidney, Oh

    This is what you get when, C3PO and a IMPERIAL STORM TROOPER cross wires

    April 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm |
  47. Sean

    Cry Me a Rivet!

    **sigh** okay, maybe not....

    April 30, 2008 at 3:56 pm |
  48. Jolene

    Toyota, not just fiddling around anymore!

    P.S. Jokes aside, I saw the video on this robot, it's pretty amazing!

    Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    April 30, 2008 at 3:55 pm |
  49. joanne/ florida

    HILLARY'S RENDITION OF BONDING WITH SOUTHERN FOLKS

    April 30, 2008 at 3:54 pm |
  50. CAMERON COX

    ROBOTIC SYMPHONY NO.1 – THE FIRST MOVEMENT.

    CAMERON COX
    WINNIPEG, CANADA

    April 30, 2008 at 3:53 pm |
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