Virtusoso robo-pianist revealed

Could mechanical performers be the future of classical concerts? It will if Teotronico, an Italian robot, has anything to say about it.

Created with 19 fingers and at a cost of £3000, the creators of the musical mechanism are already claiming that it can play faster than any human being. Its extra digits, the makers also say, are the perfect number of fingers needed to cover any melody or song.

Equipped with artificial intelligence, Teotronico can also detect a crowd's displeasure and will tailor its repertoire accordingly. We’ve posted a video of the robot tackling one of Mozart’s most famous numbers below – what would it detect your mood as being?