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Automation, Collaboration, & E-Services

Robotic Musicianship

Embodied Artificial Creativity and Mechatronic Musical Expression

Authors: Weinberg, G., Bretan, M., Hoffman, G., Driscoll, S.

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  • Explores the exciting novel opportunities that emerge at the cusp of the intersection between 1. Musical Mechatronics, which is the study and construction of physical systems that generate sound through mechanical means; and 2. Machine Musicianship, which focuses on developing algorithms and cognitive models representative of various aspects of music perception, composition, performance, and theory
  • Presents state-of-the-art research and developments
  • Interesting to musicians, scientists, engineers, and artists who are interested in the interdisciplinary intersections of their respective fields and in exploring the inherent challenges involved in making a machine artistically expressive  
  • The book ends with a fictional chapter exploring the potential impact of creative robotics on society
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This book discusses the principles, methodologies, and challenges of robotic musicianship through an in-depth review of the work conducted at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT), where the concept was first developed. Robotic musicianship is a relatively new research field that focuses on the design and development of intelligent music-making machines. The motivation behind the field is to develop robots that not only generate music, but also collaborate with humans by listening and responding in an expressive and creative manner. This combination of human and machine creativity has the potential to surprise and inspire us to play, listen, compose, and think about music in new ways.

The book provides an in-depth view of the robotic platforms designed at the GTCMT Robotic Musicianship Group, including the improvisational robotic percussionists Haile and Shimon, the personal robotic companion Shimi, and a number of wearable robots, such as the Robotic Drumming Prosthesis, The Third Drumming Arm, and the Skywalker Piano Hand. The book discusses numerous research studies based on these platforms in the context of five main principles: Listen like a Human, Play Like a Machine, Be Social, Watch and Learn, and Wear It.

 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Robotic Musicianship
Book Subtitle
Embodied Artificial Creativity and Mechatronic Musical Expression
Authors
Series Title
Automation, Collaboration, & E-Services
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38930-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38930-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-38929-1
Series ISSN
2193-472X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 256
Number of Illustrations
63 b/w illustrations, 98 illustrations in colour
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