Wind instrument playing humanoid robots

Jorge Solis, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Since the golden era of automata (17th and 18th centuries), the development of mechanical dolls served as a mean to understand how the human brain is able of coordinating multiple degrees of freedom in order to play musical instruments. A particular interest was given to wind instruments as a research approach since this requires the understanding of human breathing mechanisms. Nowadays, different kinds of automated machines and humanoid robots have been developed to play wind instruments. In this chapter, we will detail some issues related to the development of humanoid robots and the challenges in their design, control and system integration for playing wind instruments.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages19
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameSpringer Tracts in Advanced Robotics
    ISSN (Print)1610-7438
    ISSN (Electronic)1610-742X

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
    • Artificial Intelligence

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    Solis, J., & Takanishi, A. (2011). Wind instrument playing humanoid robots. In Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics (Vol. 74, pp. 195-213). (Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics; Vol. 74). Springer Verlag.