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Waseda Flutist

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The Waseda Flutist is a robot that can play a flute just like a human can. It has lungs, a mouth, and a tongue that are closely modeled on human organs, and it's technically proficient, albeit robotic.

Creator
Waseda University
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2011
Type
Humanoids, Research
Creator
Waseda University
Country
Japan πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅
Year
2011
Type
Humanoids, Research

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Specs

FEATURES
Equipped with actuators that mimic human lips, lungs, and tongue. Capable of processing visual and aural cues when playing with human musicians.
HEIGHT
170 cm | 66.9 in
LENGTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WIDTH
N/A cm | N/A in
WEIGHT
150 kg | 330.7 lb
SPEED
N/A km/h | N/A mph

SENSORS
Two CCD cameras, air pressure sensor, air flow sensor, optical encoders, force sensors, microphone.
ACTUATORS
DC motors, AC motors, and a harmonic drive.
POWER
N/A
COMPUTING
Three computers (one for controlling the robot, one for generating the accompaniment MIDI data, and one for processing data from the CCD cameras).
SOFTWARE
Linux OS. Custom control software.
DEGREES OF FREEDOM (DOF)
41
MATERIALS
Oral cavity, vocal cord, and lips made of Septon thermoplastic rubber; tip of the tongue mechanism made of gel; lung system made of acrylic; fingertips made of RTV silicone rubber.
COST
N/A
STATUS
Ongoing
HISTORY
N/A
WEBSITE
http://www.takanishi.mech.waseda.ac.jp

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