Ensemble by Seven Musical Performance Robots
Tadahiro Kaneda*, Shoichiro Fujisawa**, Takeo Yoshida***, Yasumasa Yoshitani***, Takashi Nishi***, Yasunari Shidama*, and Katsumi Wasaki*
*Shinshu University, 4-17-1 Wakasato, Nagano, Nagano 380-8553, Japan
**Takamatsu National College of Technology, 355 Chokushi-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa 761-8058, Japan
***Osaka Prefectural College of Technology, 26-12 Saiwai-cho, Neyagawa, Osaka 572-8572, Japan
The purpose of the Department of Systems and Control Engineering at Osaka Prefectural College of Technology is to train students who can construct synthetic systems. To achieve this purpose, we have had a case study on robotics in fourth grade since 1994. The contents of the subject are to design and make autonomous robots. The subject has a contest with different themes each year. The theme for 1998 was “Musical Performance Robots”. This was to make seven robots and to form an ensemble. In this paper, we evaluated the case study on robotics, the role of Amusement Robot to “Educatement”. The comparison about the sound between human playing and robot playing was conducted.
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