The mechanical improvements of the anthropomorphic flutist robot wf-4rii to increas the sound clarity and to enhance the interactivity with humans

Jorge Solis, Kei Suefuji, Koichi Taniguchi, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    The development of the anthropomorphic flutist robot, at Waseda University, has focused on imitating the human flute playing by mechanically reproducing the organs involved during such activity. Our research aims in understanding several aspects of the human flute playing: Clarifying the human motor control while performing skillful activities, enabling robots to express ideas and feelings in musical terms and proposing new ways of interaction between the human and the robot. In this paper the new version of the flutist robot, the Waseda Flutist Robot No. 4 Refined II, is presented. The improvements of the mechanical system in order to improve the sound clarity of the robot’s performance and to enhance the interaction with humans are described. A set of experiments were carried out to verify the effectiveness of the mechanical components. As a result, the robot is able of performing a musical score with more clarity and furthermore, the robot can interact with humans more natural using the vision system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing
    Pages247-254
    Number of pages8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan 1

    Publication series

    NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
    Volume487
    ISSN (Print)0254-1971
    ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706

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    Anthropomorphic robots
    Interactivity
    Robot
    Acoustic waves
    Robots
    Motor Control
    Sound
    Human
    Vision System
    Interaction
    Mechanical Systems
    Express
    Verify

    Keywords

    • Face Tracking
    • Humanoid Robot
    • Mechanical Improvement
    • Mechanical Noise
    • Musical Score

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Solis, J., Suefuji, K., Taniguchi, K., & Takanishi, A. (2006). The mechanical improvements of the anthropomorphic flutist robot wf-4rii to increas the sound clarity and to enhance the interactivity with humans. In CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures (pp. 247-254). (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; Vol. 487). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-211-38927-X_32

    The mechanical improvements of the anthropomorphic flutist robot wf-4rii to increas the sound clarity and to enhance the interactivity with humans. / Solis, Jorge; Suefuji, Kei; Taniguchi, Koichi; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures. Springer International Publishing, 2006. p. 247-254 (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures; Vol. 487).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Solis, J, Suefuji, K, Taniguchi, K & Takanishi, A 2006, The mechanical improvements of the anthropomorphic flutist robot wf-4rii to increas the sound clarity and to enhance the interactivity with humans. in CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures. CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures, vol. 487, Springer International Publishing, pp. 247-254. https://doi.org/10.1007/3-211-38927-X_32
    Solis J, Suefuji K, Taniguchi K, Takanishi A. The mechanical improvements of the anthropomorphic flutist robot wf-4rii to increas the sound clarity and to enhance the interactivity with humans. In CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures. Springer International Publishing. 2006. p. 247-254. (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures). https://doi.org/10.1007/3-211-38927-X_32
    Solis, Jorge ; Suefuji, Kei ; Taniguchi, Koichi ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / The mechanical improvements of the anthropomorphic flutist robot wf-4rii to increas the sound clarity and to enhance the interactivity with humans. CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures. Springer International Publishing, 2006. pp. 247-254 (CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures).
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