Improved musical performance control of WF-4RIV: Implementation of an expressive music generator and an automated sound quality detection

Jorge Solis, Koichi Taniguchi, Takeshi Ninomiya, Klaus Petersen, Tetsuro Yamamoto, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

Up to now, different kinds of musical performance robots (MPRs) have been developed. MPRs are designed to closely reproduce the required motor skills displayed by humans in order to play musical instruments. Our research, at Waseda University, has been focused on developing an anthropomorphic flutist robot. In this year, we have succeeded in developing the Waseda Flutist Robot No.4 Refined IV (WF-4RIV); which has improved the design of the mouth mechanism and reproduced the anatomy of the human lips better. In addition, the control system was improved to enable the robot to autonomously improve the quality of the sound during performance. For this purpose, we proposed to implement a new performance control system. From the experimental results, we confirm the improvements on the flute sound produced by the robot.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
Pages334-339
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Oct 6
Event17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN - Munich, Germany
Duration: 2008 Aug 12008 Aug 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period08/8/108/8/3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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    Solis, J., Taniguchi, K., Ninomiya, T., Petersen, K., Yamamoto, T., & Takanishi, A. (2008). Improved musical performance control of WF-4RIV: Implementation of an expressive music generator and an automated sound quality detection. In Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN (pp. 334-339). [4600688] (Proceedings of the 17th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2008.4600688