The anthropomorphic flutist robot WF-4 teaching flute playing to beginner students

Jorge Solis, Massimo Bergamasco, Keisuke Chida, Shuzo Isoda, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    The research of the anthropomorphic flutist robot at Waseda University, for more than ten years, has focused on reproducing as best as possible the human organs physiology involved on the human flute playing to clarify the mechanism from an engineering point of view. This research is based on the need to develop useful robots for practical uses in the human living environment. As a result of our research, the newest anthropomorphic flutist robot WF-4 (Waseda Flutist No. 4) with 24-DOF has been developed, which not only improved the expressiveness but reduced also the dimensions of all their mechanisms as closer to human size. In this paper, the flutist robot is used as a tool to help a human professor to improve the sound quality of beginner flutist players. In such a case, the robot is not only used to reproduce human flute playing but to evaluate also pupil's performance and to provide useful verbal and graphical feedback in order to improve his/her performance. Therefore, while robot is transferring the basics of the skill to students; teacher is taking care about how to motivate them (student's psychology). An experimental setup was designed to compare the added value of using the flutist robot for teaching to beginner students against the conventional way of teaching. Students' performances have been analyzed through different methods. The results demonstrated that the performance of pupils were better when the robot was used.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Pages146-151
    Number of pages6
    Volume2004
    Edition1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventProceedings- 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - New Orleans, LA, United States
    Duration: 2004 Apr 262004 May 1

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    OtherProceedings- 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    CountryUnited States
    CityNew Orleans, LA
    Period04/4/2604/5/1

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    Keywords

    • Flute
    • Humanoid robot
    • Music
    • Transfer skill system

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Solis, J., Bergamasco, M., Chida, K., Isoda, S., & Takanishi, A. (2004). The anthropomorphic flutist robot WF-4 teaching flute playing to beginner students. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (1 ed., Vol. 2004, pp. 146-151)

    The anthropomorphic flutist robot WF-4 teaching flute playing to beginner students. / Solis, Jorge; Bergamasco, Massimo; Chida, Keisuke; Isoda, Shuzo; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Vol. 2004 1. ed. 2004. p. 146-151.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Solis, J, Bergamasco, M, Chida, K, Isoda, S & Takanishi, A 2004, The anthropomorphic flutist robot WF-4 teaching flute playing to beginner students. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 1 edn, vol. 2004, pp. 146-151, Proceedings- 2004 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, New Orleans, LA, United States, 04/4/26.
    Solis J, Bergamasco M, Chida K, Isoda S, Takanishi A. The anthropomorphic flutist robot WF-4 teaching flute playing to beginner students. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. 1 ed. Vol. 2004. 2004. p. 146-151
    Solis, Jorge ; Bergamasco, Massimo ; Chida, Keisuke ; Isoda, Shuzo ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / The anthropomorphic flutist robot WF-4 teaching flute playing to beginner students. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Vol. 2004 1. ed. 2004. pp. 146-151
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