Evaluating the sound quality of beginner players by an Anthropomorphic Flutist Robot (WF-4)

J. Solis, M. Bergamasco, K. Chida, S. Isoda, A. Takanishi

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Abstract

The development of the Anthropomorphic Flutist Robot was started since 1990. The aim of this research has been to reproduce the functionality of human organs to interact musically with humans and to clarify the mechanism involved in human flute playing from an engineering view point The newest version of the flutist robot (WF-4) has improved considerably the functionality and hnman-like shape of the organs involved in the flute playing. Up to now, the flutist robot has been used to reproduce as best as possible the human performance, although it is desirable to be also useful to improve some of the required skills that beginner flutists must acquire; in this case, the sound quality. The robot could demonstrate several times the correct way of playing and provide useful feedback based on the analysis of the harmonic structure of the student's performance. Therefore, it becomes necessary to find performance indexes that enable the robot to classify and evaluate quantitatively learners' performances to provide feedback (verbal and/or visual) to correct their executions. In this paper, we briefly describe some of the improvements done on the newest version of the flutist robot and we present different ways how the robot can evaluate the human performance by an experimental setup.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Pages1568-1573
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Dec 1
Event2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2004 Sep 282004 Oct 2

Publication series

Name2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
Volume2

Conference

Conference2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS)
CountryJapan
CitySendai
Period04/9/2804/10/2

Keywords

  • Flute
  • Humanoid robot
  • Music
  • Transfer skill system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Solis, J., Bergamasco, M., Chida, K., Isoda, S., & Takanishi, A. (2004). Evaluating the sound quality of beginner players by an Anthropomorphic Flutist Robot (WF-4). In 2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) (pp. 1568-1573). (2004 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS); Vol. 2).