Robot that plays Persian Santoor, images of components and product

Santoor Bot

Santoor Bot

Designing and building a robot that can bring middle eastern vibes to the robotic musicianship world. Persian Santoor is a percussive string instrument that can be played by two sticks. The main focus of this project is tuning the robot in a way that can play Santoor appropriately and collaborate with other musician robots.

This robot can play all the strings on one octave of Santoor by sliding the arm along the Santoor. There are some Persian music techniques that has been implemented in a way that robot can perform them on Santoor and bring the middle eastern music texture to the robotic musicianship world.

Mohammad Jafari


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