This robot pianist means you’ll never need an accompanist again

9 January 2018, 15:33 | Updated: 11 January 2018, 10:49

A violinist got sick of playing without a piano accompaniment – so he engineered a device to play it for him.

Meet Wojciech Świtała, a violinist and engineer at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, who created Mitsubishi RV-2F-D – also known as ‘Stanley’.

Stanley is an industrial robot who can play the piano, providing expert piano accompaniments for his master. He can even play the cymbals (watch out for the magnificent crash circa 00:32).

Wojciech composed both the violin and piano part in this video, in which humans and robots come together to make music.

Terrifying: these robot musicians are going to steal your place in the orchestra

For more alarming proof that robots are taking over, here’s a humanoid robot called YuMi conducting Andrea Bocelli:

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