Musical Robots and Interactive Multimodal Systems

  • Jorge Solis
  • Kia Ng

Part of the Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics book series (STAR, volume 74)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Musical Robots and Interactive Multimodal Systems: An Introduction

  3. Section I: Understanding Elements of Musical Performance and Expression

    1. Rolf Inge Godøy
      Pages 13-26
    2. Fabrizio Argenti, Paolo Nesi, Gianni Pantaleo
      Pages 27-46
    3. Antonio Camurri, Gualtiero Volpe
      Pages 47-66
    4. Joseph Malloch, Stephen Sinclair, Avrum Hollinger, Marcelo M. Wanderley
      Pages 67-83
    5. Frédéric Bevilacqua, Norbert Schnell, Nicolas Rasamimanana, Bruno Zamborlin, Fabrice Guédy
      Pages 127-142
  4. Section II: Musical Robots and Automated Instruments

    1. Roger B. Dannenberg, H. Ben Brown, Ron Lupish
      Pages 165-178
    2. Koji Shibuya
      Pages 179-193
    3. Jorge Solis, Atsuo Takanishi
      Pages 195-213
    4. Guy Hoffman, Gil Weinberg
      Pages 233-251
    5. Jorge Solis, Klaus Petersen, Atsuo Takanishi
      Pages 253-268
  5. Back Matter

About this book


Musical robotics is a multi- and trans-disciplinary research area involving a wide range of different domains that contribute to its development, including: computer science, multimodal interfaces and processing, artificial intelligence, electronics, robotics, mechatronics and more. A musical robot requires many different complex systems to work together; integrating musical representation, techniques, expressions, detailed analysis and controls, for both playing and listening. The development of interactive multimodal systems provides advancements which enable enhanced human-machine interaction and novel possibilities for embodied robotic platforms. This volume is focused on this highly exciting interdisciplinary field. This book consists of 14 chapters highlighting different aspects of musical activities and interactions, discussing cutting edge research related to interactive multimodal systems and their integration with robots to further enhance musical understanding, interpretation, performance, education and enjoyment. It is dichotomized into two sections: Section I focuses on understanding elements of musical performance and expression while Section II concentrates on musical robots and automated instruments. Musical Robots and Interactive Multimodal Systems provides an introduction and foundation for researchers, students and practitioners to key achievements and current research trends on interactive multimodal systems and musical robotics.


Automated Instruments Biologically-Inspired Robots Gesture acquisition Human Motor Interaction Intelligent Machine Musicianship Transfer Skill System multimodal interface

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge Solis
    • 1
  • Kia Ng
    • 2
  1. 1.Humanoid Robotics Institute Faculty of Science and EngineeringWaseda UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan
  2. 2.Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music (ICSRiM)University of Leeds School of Computing & School of MusicLeedsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-22290-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-22291-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1610-7438
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-742X
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