MQ Research Fellow
Developing new robotic musicians
In January 2022 I started as a Macquarie University Research Fellow, with the goal of developing new robotic musicians, continuing my research exploring AI, creativity, music and robotics.
My 3 year research plan consists of 4 primary goals:
- The development of a new hardware and software robotic musicianship platform, informed by a systematic study of human-robot interaction in mixed musical ensembles.
- New understandings through practice-based research of musical collaboration between humans and robots.
- New computing techniques and best knowledge of best practices to facilitate domain-expert humans (e.g. professional musicians) and robotic collaborators.
- The creation of broad technical and conceptual guidelines for the incorporation of AI and robotics in society
In the first half of 2022 I expect to complete the development of a new interactive robotic drummer.