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April 30th, 2008
12:50 PM ET

Beat 360° 4/30/08

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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

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soundoff (272 Responses)
  1. Ralph M

    Isaac Stern is "officially" rolling over in his grave.

    Ralph Morones
    La Canada, CA

    April 30, 2008 at 7:58 pm |
  2. Dan Manes

    The Toyota Virtuoso 2000X comes loaded with arms, legs, torso, head, and notes per minute gauge. Hybrid model also plays saxophone.

    -Dan Manes
    San Diego, CA

    April 30, 2008 at 7:58 pm |
  3. Yort S.

    The judge sighed, "He is excellent, but where's the emotion?"

    April 30, 2008 at 7:57 pm |
  4. Traci - Warren, MN

    Robot Idol.
    Paula Abdul critiquing the robot. Robot, you are you you say you say you just you are who you are and and i just you are like a beam of color.

    April 30, 2008 at 7:53 pm |
  5. P. Stewart

    YOU'RE TAX DOLLARS IN ACTION!

    April 30, 2008 at 7:51 pm |
  6. Doug in California

    Toyota's response to complaints of gaining import dominance.

    April 30, 2008 at 7:44 pm |
  7. john latrobe pa.

    Nero's concert was reviewd by Road And 8-Track Magazine.

    April 30, 2008 at 7:30 pm |
  8. adam,CA

    ladies & gentlemen here's new generation of mike hukabee!!
    adam,CA

    April 30, 2008 at 7:23 pm |
  9. Olumide, Chicago, IL

    Starwars Symphony?

    April 30, 2008 at 7:23 pm |
  10. Su L, Antwerp, BE

    Manual: no monkey needed to act as conductor

    April 30, 2008 at 7:18 pm |
  11. Steven

    01 01 Ma

    April 30, 2008 at 7:14 pm |
  12. Ratna, New York, NY

    😉 Skynet's model T 100 (playing violin) was created to promote peace and the arts by the Japanese before the Americans bought over the company and invented Terminator model T 800 for war. 😉

    April 30, 2008 at 7:14 pm |
  13. Michelle

    The Empire strings Bach.

    Michelle, Virginia

    April 30, 2008 at 7:12 pm |
  14. john latrobe pa.

    Next week: Mercedes Benz will sing German Lieder favorites.

    April 30, 2008 at 7:11 pm |
  15. Paula Rhyne

    The remaining members of the band: Chewbaca on the cello, R2D2 on the snare drum, with Darth Vader on the grand piano while Princess Leia strews herself about in a sequin dress singing lounge songs.

    April 30, 2008 at 7:10 pm |
  16. Martha(from NashvilleTN)

    C3PO's cousin auditions for the Jedi symphony orchestra--playing isoon n a universe far,far away

    April 30, 2008 at 7:10 pm |
  17. Dori in AZ

    Proof that robots DO use both the left and the right sides of their brains!

    April 30, 2008 at 7:04 pm |
  18. Olalekan Saliu, New York

    The Gas Tax Holiday Bandage! An unpopular song.

    April 30, 2008 at 7:02 pm |
  19. Dori in AZ

    For the nostalgic listener, the "Back in the Day" model plays DVDs, CDs, cassette tapes, 8-track tapes, and vinyl record albums. It also has a "nature sounds" feature.

    April 30, 2008 at 7:02 pm |
  20. Kristien,Antwerp, Belgium

    Marvel presents: "Violin Man! Bringing down his enemies by making their ears bleed!"

    April 30, 2008 at 7:00 pm |
  21. Rudolph from Vancouver, Canada

    What will they fiddle around with next?

    April 30, 2008 at 6:53 pm |
  22. Hyla, Toronto, Canada

    the #1 video on spacebook!

    April 30, 2008 at 6:52 pm |
  23. Ryan W, Los Angeles

    Its the smallest robot in the world playing the smallest violin in the world for all of the 360 viewers whose comments were not chosen.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:51 pm |
  24. Dori in AZ

    For the person who has everything, can afford anything, & doesn't have time for a life.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:50 pm |
  25. Dori in AZ

    Small parts & lead pose a health hazard to young children. Adult supervision recommended.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:48 pm |
  26. Brent

    Wow, that trash compactor in the first row's got some nice knobs.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:33 pm |
  27. Dori in AZ

    Edna was pleased to find that the hereafter reminded her of a ride at Disneyland!

    April 30, 2008 at 6:31 pm |
  28. Billie Kentucky

    I will be joining the Dixie Chicks on their next tour.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:25 pm |
  29. Gordon Parsons

    "Yes Barack, I may indeed be cold, white and plastic but I can play you like a fiddle." Hillary

    April 30, 2008 at 6:24 pm |
  30. Kayle, CT

    Try and beat this R2D2

    April 30, 2008 at 6:23 pm |
  31. Don

    Area 51 auditions for new reality show.

    Don, WA

    April 30, 2008 at 6:23 pm |
  32. Don

    Take me to your candidates.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  33. Susan from California

    But Mom; all my friends are outside playing Kick the Can.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:21 pm |
  34. Randy from Taos NM

    Unfortunately for Roboto Tincanatoto his first solo performance with violin was shattered by faulty c-batteries made in China.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  35. Dori in AZ

    Now, for all you Charlie Daniels Band fans, a medley of "Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues," "My Baby Plays Me Just Like A Fiddle," "Talk To Me Fiddle," and "The Fiddle Player's Got The Blues."

    April 30, 2008 at 6:20 pm |
  36. Amber

    Robot runs on gas, sadly Toyota can only afford to run it once every 7 days.....

    Amber
    Wisconsin

    April 30, 2008 at 6:14 pm |
  37. Dori in AZ

    Spreading peace & harmony to all residents of the galaxy!

    April 30, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  38. Amber

    Miss America on a whole new level, just wait for the swimsuit competiton!

    Amber
    Wisconsin

    April 30, 2008 at 6:12 pm |
  39. Amber

    See what plastic can do for you!

    Amber
    Wisconsin

    April 30, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  40. Samiul Chowdhury, Houston , TX

    Yes I am a virtuoso violinist! But my buddies are still on training, and will be on the stage with me pretty soon as the rest of the orchestra, performing "New World" symphony!

    April 30, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  41. john latrobe pa.

    Music with the MIDAS TOUCH, sounds like a muffler.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:09 pm |
  42. Dori in AZ

    If it doesn't burn fuel, eat, outgrow it's outfit, need an education or health care or a babysitter, & can keep itself relatively clean, I'll take one!

    April 30, 2008 at 6:05 pm |
  43. Kevin Kilbourne, Lansdowne PA

    Please,.... Unn Momento..... Roboto Concerto.

    April 30, 2008 at 6:03 pm |
  44. denise, nc

    For my next song a medley of jimmy crack corn so i can drive 55 and you use to fill me up buttercup.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:57 pm |
  45. Dori in AZ

    The futuristic look of the romantic warrior!

    April 30, 2008 at 5:51 pm |
  46. Terry

    NEXT!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  47. Terry

    Shocking! The musician wears no clothes. Get her a pantsuit!!!!!!

    April 30, 2008 at 5:50 pm |
  48. Dori in AZ

    Music lessons not included.

    April 30, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  49. stephanie h

    "Who needs music and arts in public schools!"

    April 30, 2008 at 5:46 pm |
  50. Dori in AZ

    30 day limited warranty. All sales final!

    April 30, 2008 at 5:45 pm |
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