Development of a handbell-performance robot


This paper describes the development of a handbell-playing robot system. The conditions under which the bells are rung are derived by an analysis of a physical model of a handbell. We designed the robot hardware based on these conditions. We also designed the mapping of the MIDI commands to the handbell-robot motions. Experiments performed verified that the robot system could play music according to MIDI scores.

2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2014)