A Pedagogical Paradigm for Musical Robotics

Kapur, Ajay and Darling, Michael

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the making of a class to teach the history and art of musical robotics. The details of the curriculum are described as well as designs for our custom schematics for robotic solenoid driven percussion. This paper also introduces four new robotic instruments that were built during the term of this course. This paper also introduces the Machine Orchestra, a laptop orchestra with ten human performers and our five robotic instruments.