Development of an anthropomorphic saxophone-playing robot

Jorge Solis*, Atsuo Takanishi, Kunimatsu Hashimoto


研究成果: Conference contribution

17 被引用数 (Scopus)


Our research aims to develop an anthropomorphic saxophone-playing robot; as an approach to understand the human motor control from an engineering point of view. In this paper, we present theWaseda Saxophonist Robot No. 2 (WAS-2) which is composed of 22 degrees of freedom (DOF). In particular, he functioning of the lips, fingers, tongue, oral cavity and lungs have been mechanically simulated to enable WAS-2 to play an alto saxophone. Furthermore, in order to ensure the accuracy of the air pressure control, a feed-forward control system with dead time compensation has been implemented.A set of experimentswere carried out to verify the effectiveness of the proposed system. From the experimental results, the range of sound pressure was increased and the air pressure control was improved.

ホスト出版物のタイトルBrain, Body and Machine
ホスト出版物のサブタイトルProceedings of an International Symposium on the Occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the McGill University Centre for Intelligent Machines
編集者Jorge Angeles, Jozsef Kovecses, Benoit Boulet, James Clark, Kaleem Siddiqi
出版ステータスPublished - 2010


名前Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • コンピュータサイエンス一般


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