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  1. Atsuo Takanishi's 41-DOF robot toots its own flute

    Photo: Takanishi Lab Toyota's Partner plays the violin and trumpet, and Honda's Asimo has even conducted the Detroit Symphony. Atsuo Takanishi wants to build an entire humanoid robot orchestra. Takanishi, a professor of mechanical engineering at Waseda University, in Tokyo, started with a flutist. From John Boyd's "This Robot Toots Its Own Flute" story in Spectrum: Getting the robot to produce a melody turned out to be a monumental task. First, the researchers worked with professional players to create a performance index of what constitutes the best flute sounds. They translated these sounds into mathematical …

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