It is the ultimate proof that man and machine can make beautiful music together! YuMi, the robot conductor, has made its opera debut in the Italian city of Pisa. The humanoid robot showed no signs of nerves as it raised its baton to conduct the Lucca Philharmonic orchestra at the Verdi Theatre. It was coached and monitored by maestro Andrea Colombini, the orchestra’s resident conductor. “The flexibility of the arms of YuMi is absolutely unthinkable,” he said.