People

Scott Barton, Ph.D.

Founder; Director. Scott Barton is an Assistant Professor of Music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute who composes, performs, and produces (electro)(acoustic) music; conducts psychological research; and develops music technologies. His interests include rhythmic complexity in beat-based contexts, stylistic heterogeneity, perceptual organization, (dis)continuity, instrument design, machine expression, human-robot interaction, improvisation, and audio production. He founded and directs …

Karl Sundberg

M.S. Manufacturing Engineering, expected 2018, WPI. B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2017, WPI. I have been working with Professor Barton and the MPR Lab since 2015, where I got a chance to expand my knowledge of design and manufacturing. I developed a musical robot based off the Blue Man Group that we call the Automated PVC Aerophone. …

Tanuj Sane

Roboticist, PVC Aerophone. As a robotics engineering student, he makes robots. As a musician in performance ensembles, he makes music. As a member of the MPR lab, he makes robots that make music. A member of the PVC Aerophone team, Tanuj is interested in the capability of the instrument to perform virtuosic pieces – focusing …

Paulo Carvalho

Paulo Carvalho received his BS and MS degree’s from WPI, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Robotics Engineering. He has a broad set of experience in all aspects of robotics, with a focus on electronics and actuator design. His current work is related to developing control systems that enable robotic manipulators to operate safely and …

Linda Baker

Linda Baker is currently a senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, double majoring in Computer Science and Electrical & Computer Engineering. She expresses her passion for music as a member of WPI’s a cappella group “The Audiophiles” in addition to developing musical robots in the MPR Lab. Linda began working with the MPR Lab in January …