Robot Duo Learn to Play Flute and Saxophone Music

Japanese researchers have taught two robots how to play musical instruments. One plays flute, the other saxophone. The robots reproduce, play sounds and musical tunes they hear another player perform.

A robot and human are playing music together. Waseda University

A robot and human are playing music together. Waseda University

The robots have a sort of catalog of their instrument’s various sounds, which they use to learn and reproduce what a live person or another robot might play to them.

Even more, the robot has a CCD camera which it uses to take ques from other players.

Here is a diagram from the project’s website:

Robots learn to play musical instruments (saxophone and flute) at Waseda University in Japan

Robots learn to play musical instruments (saxophone and flute) at Waseda University in Japan

Here is one of the robots learning to improve its rhythm by listening to a human player.

Here is the video of the two robots playing a pre-programmed duet.

One response to “Robot Duo Learn to Play Flute and Saxophone Music”

  1. robots

    I saw learning music from one person to other person but by this i am seeing for very first time a robot is learning music from a humanbeing

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