Imperial College London

Professor Yiannis Demiris

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Professor of Human-Centred Robotics, Head of ISN



+44 (0)20 7594 6300y.demiris Website




1014Electrical EngineeringSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Bagga, S and Maurer, B and Miller, T and Quinlan, L and Silvestri, L and Wells, D and Winqvist, R and Zolotas, M and Demiris, Y},
doi = {10.1007/978-3-030-23807-0_25},
pages = {303--315},
title = {instruMentor: An Interactive Robot for Musical Instrument Tutoring},
url = {},
year = {2019}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - © Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019. Musical instrument education has typically faced challenges in providing students with a cost-efficient and long-term solution for personalised tutoring. To address these challenges, we propose a musical instrument tutor robot for students learning the recorder, called instruMentor. Equipped with robotic hands and a multimodal interface, the robot interacts with users by playing the recorder and demonstrating in real-time the proper handling of the instrument. A pilot study was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of a robot tutor for instrument learning. Experimental results suggest that instruMentor is successful at teaching the recorder and is positively appreciated by users, showing promise for the future coupling of music tutoring and social robots.
AU - Bagga,S
AU - Maurer,B
AU - Miller,T
AU - Quinlan,L
AU - Silvestri,L
AU - Wells,D
AU - Winqvist,R
AU - Zolotas,M
AU - Demiris,Y
DO - 10.1007/978-3-030-23807-0_25
EP - 315
PY - 2019///
SN - 0302-9743
SP - 303
TI - instruMentor: An Interactive Robot for Musical Instrument Tutoring
UR -
ER -