Richard Savery


Interactive Robotic Arms


During my research in Emotional Musical Prosody, we consistently found that embedding emotion-driven sounds and gestures in robotic arms helped improve trust and likability between humans and their AI counterparts. To expand this work into a public performance, I helped develop and program the interactive performance “FOREST”, consisting of improvising robot musicians, and dancers who interact with human partners. Much of my research is present throughout the performance, including deep learning generated audio, lyrics through deep learning, and other musical ideas.


Selected Press and Videos

Finding Their Groove, GA Tech Research, November 29 2021

Building Human-Robot Relationships Through Music and Dance: A performance called FOREST is exploring trust through creative collaboration IEEE Spectrum, 1st December 2021