The design of a robotic marimba player

Gil Weinberg, Scott Driscoll
2007 Proceedings of the 7th international conference on New interfaces for musical expression - NIME '07  
The paper presents the theoretical background and the design scheme for a perceptual and improvisational robotic marimba player that interacts with human musicians in a visual and acoustic manner. Informed by an evaluation of a previously developed robotic percussionist, we present the extension of our work to melodic and harmonic realms with the design of a robotic player that listens to, analyzes and improvises pitch-based musical materials. After a presentation of the motivation for the
more » ... ct, theoretical background and related work, we present a set of research questions followed by a description of hardware and software approaches that address these questions. The paper concludes with a description of our plans to implement and embed these approaches in a robotic marimba player that will be used in workshops and concerts.
doi:10.1145/1279740.1279786 dblp:conf/nime/WeinbergD07 fatcat:s55njjxsnnc2vm3y76mwkklnb4