Giving robots a "Voice": a kineto-acoustic project

Ralf Hoyer, Andre Bartetzki, Dominik Kirchner, Andreas Witsch, M.J.G. van de Molengraft, Kurt Geihs

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In this paper we present a kineto-acoustic project based on soccer robots. The movements of robots, determined by the needs of a soccer game, are transformed into a piece of music. Therefore, the robots are equipped with microphones, speakers, and custom-designed audio modules. The amplification of microphones and speakers is adjusted to create constantly varying feedback effects. These effects evolve from the relative positions and motions of the robots. Furthermore, data from control computers are utilized for the musical sound modulation. As the sequence of movements is not deterministic the resulting musical structure is unique in each performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts and Technology - Third International Conference, ArtsIT 2013
EditorsG. De Michelis
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783642379819
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2013
Event3rd International Conference on Arts and Technology, ArtsIT 2013 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 21 Mar 201323 Mar 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST
ISSN (Print)1867-8211


Conference3rd International Conference on Arts and Technology, ArtsIT 2013


  • audio signal processing
  • live electronic music
  • robotics
  • sound art


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