Musical robots: Towards a natural joint performance

Sarah Cosentino, Yoshihisa Sugita, Massimiliano Zecca, Salvatore Sessa, Zhuohua Lin, Klaus Petersen, Luca Bartolomeo, Hiroyuki Ishii, Kohei Saito, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

In this paper, we describe the mechanical design system implemented to enable a robot flute player to enhance the expressiveness of its performance, reproducing the different musical articulations with the available features of the instrument. In addition, the robot has been equipped with a Human Gesture Recognition system to recognize the real-time variations in tempo, dynamics, and articulation dictated by the conductor's movements. The possibility for the robot to change its performance parameters according to the conductor directions, thus adding expression to its performance while being synchronized with all the other human musicians, would lead to an improvement in the overall joint musical performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012
Pages19-24
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Event2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012 - Alexandria, Egypt
Duration: 2012 Dec 72012 Dec 9

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012

Conference

Conference2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012
CountryEgypt
CityAlexandria
Period12/12/712/12/9

Keywords

  • Human-robot interaction
  • Humanoid robot
  • Instrument player robot
  • Musical expressiveness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Cosentino, S., Sugita, Y., Zecca, M., Sessa, S., Lin, Z., Petersen, K., Bartolomeo, L., Ishii, H., Saito, K., & Takanishi, A. (2012). Musical robots: Towards a natural joint performance. In Proceedings of the 2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012 (pp. 19-24). [6530838] (Proceedings of the 2012 1st International Conference on Innovative Engineering Systems, ICIES 2012). https://doi.org/10.1109/ICIES.2012.6530838