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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2022
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel

A Robotic Drummer with a Flexible Joint: the Effect of Passive Impedance on Drumming

  • Seyed Mojtaba Karbasi
  • Alexander Refsum Jensenius
  • Rolf Inge Godøy og
  • Jim Tørresen


Proceedings of the 19th Sound and Music Computing Conference
  • 9782958412609


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Proceedings of the SMC Conferences
ISSN 2518-3672
e-ISSN 2518-3672
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Publiseringsår: 2022
Hefte: 19
Sider: 232 - 237
  • 9782958412609
Open Access


Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Musikkvitenskap
- Fagområde: Humaniora

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A Robotic Drummer with a Flexible Joint: the Effect of Passive Impedance on Drumming


Intelligent robots aimed for performing music and playing musical instruments have been developed in recent years. With the advancements in artificial intelligence and robotic systems, new capabilities have been explored in this field. One major aspect of musical robots that can lead to the emergence of creative results is the ability to learn skills autonomously. To make it feasible, it is important to make the robot utilize its maximum potential and mechanical capabilities to play a musical instrument. Furthermore, the robot needs to find the musical possibilities based on the physical properties of the instrument to provide satisfying results. In this work, we introduce a drum robot with certain mechanical specifications and analyze the capabilities of the robot according to the drumming sound results of the robot. The robot has two degrees of freedom, actuated by one quasi direct-drive servo motor. The gripper of the robot features a flexible joint with passive springs which adds complexity to the movements of the drumstick. In a basic experiment, we have looked at the drum roll performance by the robot while changing a few control variables such as frequency and amplitude of the motion. Both single-stroke and double-stroke drum rolls can be performed by the robot by changing the control variables. The effect of the flexible gripper on the drumming results of the robot is the main focus of this study. Additionally, we have divided the control space according to the type of drum rolls. The results of this experiment lay the groundwork for developing an intelligent algorithm for the robot to learn musical patterns by interacting with the drum.


Seyed Mojtaba Karbasi

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved RITMO Informatikk ved Universitetet i Oslo
Aktiv cristin-person

Alexander Refsum Jensenius

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Institutt for musikkvitenskap ved Universitetet i Oslo
Inaktiv cristin-person

Rolf Inge Godøy

  • Tilknyttet:

Jim Tørresen

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Robotics and Intelligent Systems ved Universitetet i Oslo
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