Towards an expressive performance of the Waseda flutist Robot

Production of vibrato

Jorge Solis, Koichi Taniguchi, Takeshi Ninomiya, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    The research on the anthropomorphic flutist robot, at Waseda University, has focused on clarifying the human motor control while playing the flute, proposing novel applications for humanoid robots and enabling the communication with humans at the emotional level. As a result of our research, the flutist robot is able of nearly reproducing the basic technical skills required to play the flute. Furthermore, some of the extended technical skills have been roughly simulated by the robot. However, in order to enhance the expressiveness of the robot's performance, still further improvements are required. In particular, in this paper, we focus our research on understanding better how to enhance the expressiveness of the flute performance by studying in more detail the vibrato, which is believe to be one of the most important ways of expressing feelings/ideas while performing the flute. For this reason, the newest version of the flutist robot, the Waseda Flutist Robot No.4 Refined III has been developed by focusing on improving the design of the lung and designing of a human-like vocal cord mechanism, which are believed to have a close relation in producing vibrato. The details of the new mechanism are given and experiments were conducted to understand the effect of the movement of diaphragm and glottis while producing vibrato.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    Pages780-785
    Number of pages6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    Event16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN - Jeju
    Duration: 2007 Aug 262007 Aug 29

    Other

    Other16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN
    CityJeju
    Period07/8/2607/8/29

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    Robots
    Anthropomorphic robots
    Diaphragms
    Communication
    Experiments

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

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    Solis, J., Taniguchi, K., Ninomiya, T., & Takanishi, A. (2007). Towards an expressive performance of the Waseda flutist Robot: Production of vibrato. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (pp. 780-785). [4415191] https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2007.4415191

    Towards an expressive performance of the Waseda flutist Robot : Production of vibrato. / Solis, Jorge; Taniguchi, Koichi; Ninomiya, Takeshi; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2007. p. 780-785 4415191.

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

    Solis, J, Taniguchi, K, Ninomiya, T & Takanishi, A 2007, Towards an expressive performance of the Waseda flutist Robot: Production of vibrato. in Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication., 4415191, pp. 780-785, 16th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN, Jeju, 07/8/26. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2007.4415191
    Solis J, Taniguchi K, Ninomiya T, Takanishi A. Towards an expressive performance of the Waseda flutist Robot: Production of vibrato. In Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2007. p. 780-785. 4415191 https://doi.org/10.1109/ROMAN.2007.4415191
    Solis, Jorge ; Taniguchi, Koichi ; Ninomiya, Takeshi ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Towards an expressive performance of the Waseda flutist Robot : Production of vibrato. Proceedings - IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. 2007. pp. 780-785
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