Meet Teotronico, the 19 fingers robot who plays piano faster than any human

Updated: 19 Oct 2011
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Meet Teotronico.
He's really good at playing the piano - but then he does have 19 fingers.
Robotic hand technology is evolving rapidly and Teotronico's extra digits enable him to play the piano faster than any human could.
He can also sing and accompany himself on the drum and judge how well his musical ability is going down with the punters. 

Play it again Sam: He may look like something out of a Tim Burton movie, but Teotronico is really good at playing piano 


...Of course this could be down to him having 19 fingers, which inventor, Matteo Suzzi, left, says is the perfect number to cover any melody or song and play faster than a human
Teotronico is the only robot in the world able to do all those things at the same time.

Inventor Matteo Suzzi says the robot has 19 fingers because it is the perfect number to cover any melody or song. He also plays faster than any human. 
The rhythmic bot can even distinguish between the speed of key change and play various notes together.
He also has video cameras installed in his eyes which allow him to 'see' and interact with those around him.
Matteo, from Imola, Italy said Teotronica cost over £3000 and took over four years to create.
The 34-year-old said: 'I've always had a passion for robots and robotics. I was really excited when I discovered you could create an independent robot that could play any tune or composition.
'Having 19 fingers gives the robot a better execution speed, making him faster than a human.
'His left hand covers the lower notes, the right hand covers the melodic line and he has an extra finger on the left hand. 
'He is a great pianist because he has almost double the number of fingers that a human has and he can provide greater pressure to the keys.
'He sings recorded files in his system and uses speech recognition and facial expressions to interact with his audience.
'He's performed at a number of private parties and is a hit with the guests. We're hoping he can revolutionise the music industry.' 

Let me entertain you: Teotronica cost over £3,000 and took over four years to create 
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