Realization of an autonomous search for sound blowing parameters for an anthropomorphic flutist robot

Shuzo Isoda, Manabu Maeda, Yuji Hiramatsu, Yu Ogura, Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi, Kunimitsu Wakamatsu

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In this paper, we describe an anthropomorphic flutist robot that it's expected to have human-like organs from the mechanical hardware and control functions. We developed a "General Position" searching algorithm, which is based on the relative distance between the robot's mouth and the flute mouthpiece. It is possible for the robot, using the General Position, to blow a whole tone. Thereafter, we developed an autonomous searching algorithm for the lip part parameters after setting the General Position, and an algorithm for evaluating the blowing sound. The robot could stably play a flute using these algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3582-3587
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 9
Event2003 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 2003 Sep 142003 Sep 19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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