The KarmetiK NotomotoN : A New Breed of Musical Robot for Teaching and Performance

Kapur, Ajay and Darling, Michael and Murphy, Jim and Hochenbaum, Jordan and Diakopoulos, Dimitri and Trimpin, Trimpin

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

This paper describes the KarmetiK NotomotoN, a new musical robotic system for performance and education. A long time goal of the , , authors has been to provide users with plug-andplay, highly expressive musical robot system with a high degree of portability. This paper describes the technical details of the NotomotoN, and discusses its use in performance and educational scenarios. Detailed tests performed to optimize technical aspects of the NotomotoN are described to highlight usability and performance specifications for electronic musicians and educators.