Music Technology Researchers Create New Robotic Percussionist

Friday, November 7, 2008 - 14:35 in Mathematics & Economics

( -- Georgia Tech has created an improved version of the robotic percussionist. The second edition, named Shimon, is designed to play a melodic instrument - the marimba. It, therefore, utilizes more sophisticated algorithms for music perception and improvisation in comparison to Haile, Georgia Tech`s first robotic drummer. The robot can also create richer sound and more communicative visual cues.

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