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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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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. Wilson Mashika

    You know its over...when the tech' lady's sings.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  2. Kim, Florida

    You didn't tell me it was Star Wars!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:31 pm |
  3. Warren Wright

    And now a piece by Johann Sebastian Ro-bach!
    –Atlanta, GA

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  4. LT Evans Mt Vernon Tx

    Is this what outsourceing has come to??

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  5. isaac

    The Democratic race has become so stressing, robots have to play a tune

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  6. Lukasz Urban

    Outsourcing in the future.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  7. monica thomas

    i'm the new face for the old politics. get the special interest groups on the phone!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  8. Jordan P - NC

    Simon Cowell: The performance was great...but you just didnt seem to care, you looked like a mannequin.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  9. Dee Wilson

    Introducing your 2040 American Idol Winner!!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  10. Wayne G.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, tonight's headliner, the incomparable...Ro-Ro Ma.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  11. T. Murray

    Shunned from ever appearing in public again, a costumed Reverand Wright decides to strike a positive cord through music.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  12. A McCleary

    Finally, the Japanese have discovered Artificial Violintelligence!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  13. michelle

    The music's not coming for me–I'm feeling a little stiff.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  14. Ben Corbier

    you can't download this digital music

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  15. Kim

    I believe I could use a tune-up.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  16. Max Chang

    Jascha Heifetz: After today, they'll never again call my playing cold and robotic!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  17. Selva

    Great Performance, but still fell short of Rev Wright!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  18. Joy L

    Pinocchio played a sad song hope the blue fairy would make him a real boy.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  19. devineni

    Ha..they outsourced my job a robo

    April 30, 2008 at 10:30 pm |
  20. shail

    Make music to my gears

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  21. Joel Hughes

    Let's see the Energizer Bunny beat this!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  22. Cynthia, TX

    Oh Princess Lea I am here to serenade you my darling!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  23. Gina from NS

    "Ladies and gentlemen, 'Storm Troopers Lament' in B minor."

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  24. sunny

    Rev. Wright, here's how robot-americans play their music!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  25. evan, Canada

    R2, what have you given me, and what is that noise.

    Where is Luke when I need him

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  26. Alex

    May the force be with you young Konichiwa

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  27. Stephen in Maryland

    Introducing the newest member of our orchestra, Ro-Bo-Ma.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  28. Max Chang

    Finally taking a musical break from chasing down that rebel scum.

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  29. Komoa

    Play that funky music white boy!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  30. Casey Harris

    What's Darth Vadar going to play?

    April 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm |
  31. vicky Jo

    I've heard of a 'tin ear', but this.............

    April 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  32. Phil

    Domo arigato Mr. Roboto!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm |
  33. Brian Long Beach, CA

    O Yea I remember seeing him at the White House Correspondents Dinner

    April 30, 2008 at 10:27 pm |
  34. Larry in Michigan

    Presenting: Baroque By Barack!

    April 30, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  35. theresa, rochester, ny

    Looks like the Tin Man got the heart of a musician. "Good bye Yellow Brick Road..."

    April 30, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  36. Amy

    Use the"Force"??? If I use the force, I'll break the strings!!!!! Oh! Sorry; I didn't know you meant THAT force, Master Yoda.

    April 30, 2008 at 8:55 pm |
  37. Robert - Liberty, MO

    Johann Sebastian RoboBach 2.0

    April 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm |
  38. Greg Rauscher

    And to think, they actually think I am playing this what a bunch of suckers, can we say onboard sound card?

    April 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm |
  39. Pat A

    "Take my mother board,please!" " I take my wife everywhere, but with GPS, she finds her way back!"... Henyota Youngman Lives!

    April 30, 2008 at 8:44 pm |
  40. joanne/ florida

    Toyota get down and get green!

    April 30, 2008 at 8:42 pm |
  41. Pam, Bloomington IL

    Introducing first violinist, Kimiko Jetson Wii.

    April 30, 2008 at 8:37 pm |
  42. Samiul Chowdhury, Houston , TX

    Hey, I guess I should start playing but, don't you think they made me look kind of like an alien? Just look at my big eyes, or my feet, they are just so... well, you know what I mean.

    April 30, 2008 at 8:31 pm |
  43. Billy from IN

    Aparently, this is the best musician in the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra...

    April 30, 2008 at 8:30 pm |
  44. Mike - OC, Calif

    This'd be a heck of a lot easier if I had a chin.

    April 30, 2008 at 8:27 pm |
  45. Zac Shess

    and tonight's soloist in the Stormtrooper Philharmonic.....

    Zac Shess
    Pleasant Hill, Calif.

    April 30, 2008 at 8:16 pm |
  46. john latrobe pa.

    "....BIG DEAL!.....My Cuisinart can imitate Yanni !"

    April 30, 2008 at 8:15 pm |
  47. sandra Williams

    Roswell ends well...a performance from out of this world!

    Sandy
    Texarkana, Arkansas

    April 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm |
  48. mark anthony

    A softer, gentler Stormtrooper's machine-gun hand.

    Mark R.
    Morelia,Michoacan

    April 30, 2008 at 8:03 pm |
  49. sandra Williams

    Just "stringing" people along here at Area 51...my music is out of this world...just like me!

    April 30, 2008 at 8:02 pm |
  50. john latrobe pa.

    LUDDITES OF THE WORLD UNITE ! ....TEAR DOWN THIS HALL !

    April 30, 2008 at 8:02 pm |
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