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Human-Robot Percussion Ensemble: Anticipation on the Basis of Visual Cues

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3 Author(s)
Marcelo Cicconet ; Center for Music Technol., Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA ; Mason Bretan ; Gil Weinberg

Visual cues-based anticipation is a fundamental aspect of human-human interaction, and it plays an important role in the time-demanding medium of group music. In this article, we explore the importance of visual gesture anticipation in music performance involving humans and robots. We study the particular case in which a human percussionist is playing a four-piece percussion set, and a robot musician is playing either the marimba or a three-piece percussion set. We use computer vision to embed anticipation in the robotic response to the human gestures.

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IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine  (Volume:20 ,  Issue: 4 )