Exploring Emerging Drumming Patterns in a Chaotic Dynamical System using ZRob

Seyed Mojtaba Karbasi, Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Rolf Inge Godøy, and Jim Torresen

Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

  • Year: 2023
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Track: Papers
  • Pages: 262–267
  • Article Number: 38
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Abstract:

ZRob is a robotic system designed for playing a snare drum. The robot is constructed with a passive flexible spring-based joint inspired by the human hand. This paper describes a study exploring rhythmic patterns by exploiting the chaotic dynamics of two ZRobs. In the experiment, we explored the control configurations of each arm by trying to create unpredictable patterns. Over 200 samples have been recorded and analyzed. We show how the chaotic dynamics of ZRob can be used for creating new drumming patterns.

Citation:

Seyed Mojtaba Karbasi, Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Rolf Inge Godøy, and Jim Torresen. 2023. Exploring Emerging Drumming Patterns in a Chaotic Dynamical System using ZRob. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression. DOI:

BibTeX Entry:

  @article{nime2023_38,
 abstract = {ZRob is a robotic system designed for playing a snare drum. The robot is constructed with a passive flexible spring-based joint inspired by the human hand. This paper describes a study exploring rhythmic patterns by exploiting the chaotic dynamics of two ZRobs. In the experiment, we explored the control configurations of each arm by trying to create unpredictable patterns. Over 200 samples have been recorded and analyzed. We show how the chaotic dynamics of ZRob can be used for creating new drumming patterns.},
 address = {Mexico City, Mexico},
 articleno = {38},
 author = {Seyed Mojtaba Karbasi and Alexander Refsum Jensenius and Rolf Inge Godøy and Jim Torresen},
 booktitle = {Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression},
 editor = {Miguel Ortiz and Adnan Marquez-Borbon},
 issn = {2220-4806},
 month = {May},
 numpages = {6},
 pages = {262--267},
 title = {Exploring Emerging Drumming Patterns in a Chaotic Dynamical System using ZRob},
 track = {Papers},
 url = {http://nime.org/proceedings/2023/nime2023_38.pdf},
 year = {2023}
}