Musical Articulation System on Humanoid Saxophonist Robot

Jia Yeu Lin, Mao Kawai, Kei Matsuki, Sarah Cosentino, Salvatore Sessa, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

In this paper, a musical articulation system for the Waseda Anthropomorphic Saxophonist robot is proposed. First, the specifications to produce musical articulation with a saxophone are determined. Then, a tonguing mechanism and a fast air flow control valve are implemented on the robot along with an integrated feedback control system to perform articulation by synchronously stopping reed vibration and reducing the air flow. The effectiveness of the system is verified by conducting a performance comparison experiment between the robot and a professional musician. Results are briefly discussed and future works in the same direction are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages392-399
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Volume584
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706

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Keywords

  • Control systems
  • Humanoid robot
  • Music robot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modelling and Simulation

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Lin, J. Y., Kawai, M., Matsuki, K., Cosentino, S., Sessa, S., & Takanishi, A. (2019). Musical Articulation System on Humanoid Saxophonist Robot. In CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures (pp. 392-399). (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; Vol. 584). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78963-7_49