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Trumpet Playing Robot... how does it work?

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Filip:
Can you text to me I want to go down to the rabbit hole like you said :)


piesobese:

--- Quote from: T0110100101101101K on January 07, 2010, 11:17:45 PM ---All they have to do is vibrate the air entering the trumpet at the frequency they want to influence the pitch.  Lips do this for humans, but my guess is that they used some sort of flapper inside the mouth of the robot.

Here is a better view of a couple Aerophone playing robots.  Toyota's Robot Quartet Band.  You can see there is nothing protruding from the mouth, and the orifice is smooth.

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