Duet Musical Companion: Improvisational Interfaces For Children

David Ventura & Kenji Mase
We present a sensor-doll interface as a musical outlet forpersonal expression. A doll serves the dual role of being bothan expressive agent and a playmate by allowing solo andaccompanied performance. An internal computer and sensorsystem allow the doll to receive input from the user and itssurroundings, and then respond accordingly with musicalfeedback. Sets of musical timbres and melodies may bechanged by presenting the doll with a series of themed clothhats, each suggesting a different style...
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