The wabot-2 is an anthropomorphic robot playing keyboard instruments, developed by the study group of Waseda University's Science and Engineering Department. The wabot-2 is equipped with hands tapping softly on keys, with legs handling bass keys and expression pedal, with eyes reading a score, and with a mouth and ears to converse with humans. Based on wabot-2, wasubot has been developed by Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd., whose artistic skill has been demonstrated in performing music at the Japanese Government Pavillion in Expo'85. The present paper summarizes the wabot-2's motion, visual and vocal subsystems as well as its supervisory system and singing voice-tracking subsystem.
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