Yamaha artificial intelligence transforms a dancer into a pianist
Yamaha provides an original system that can translate human movements into musical expression.
Yamaha's artificial intelligence technology enabled world-renowned dancer Kaiji Moriyama to control a piano by his movements. For the concert, held in Tokyo on November 22, 2017, Yamaha provided an original system that can translate human movements into musical expression.
The AI adopted in the system, which is now under development, can identify a dancer's movement in real time by analyzing signals from four types of sensors attached to a dancer's body. This system has an original database that links melody and movements, and, with this database, the AI on the system creates suitable melody data (MIDI) from the dancer's movements instantly.