Robotic Instruments

Cyther

a human-playable robotic zither

PVC Aerophone

an automatic open-tube aerophone

Modular Percussion

automatic modular percussion instruments

Harmonium

an automated harmonium

Recorder

an automatic recorder

Glocky

an automatic glockenspiel

Publications

S. Barton, E. Prihar, P. Carvalho (2017). Cyther: a human-playable, self-tuning robotic zither. In proceedings of The 17th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. Copenhagen, Denmark. (Acceptance rate: 23%)

S. Barton (2016). Creativity in the Generation of Machine Rhythms. In proceedings from The 1st Conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity. Huddersfield, UK.

S. Barton (2013).  The human, the mechanical, and the spaces in between: explorations in human-robotic musical improvisation.  In proceedings from the Ninth Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment Conference. Boston, Massachusetts.