Towards a Synchronised Grammars Framework for Adaptive Musical Human-Robot Collaboration

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Title: Towards a Synchronised Grammars Framework for Adaptive Musical Human-Robot Collaboration
Author(s): Sarabia, M
Lee, K
Demiris, Y
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: © 2015 IEEE.We present an adaptive musical collaboration framework for interaction between a human and a robot. The aim of our work is to develop a system that receives feedback from the user in real time and learns the music progression style of the user over time. To tackle this problem, we represent a song as a hierarchically structured sequence of music primitives. By exploiting the sequential constraints of these primitives inferred from the structural information combined with user feedback, we show that a robot can play music in accordance with the users anticipated actions. We use Stochastic Context-Free Grammars augmented with the knowledge of the learnt users preferences. We provide synthetic experiments as well as a pilot study with a Baxter robot and a tangible music table. The synthetic results show the synchronisation and adaptivity features of our framework and the pilot study suggest these are applicable to create an effective musical collaboration experience.
Publication Date: 31-Aug-2015
Date of Acceptance: 26-Apr-2015
DOI: 10.1109/ROMAN.2015.7333649
Publisher: IEEE
Start Page: 715
End Page: 721
Copyright Statement: © 2015 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Conference Name: IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2015-08-31
Finish Date: 2015-09-04
Conference Place: Kobe, Japan
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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