STAMPER enables drummers to generate innovative performances by controlling multiple bass drums. STAMPER consists of several “Actuated Pedals (APs),” bass drum pedals embedded with an EC motor, paired with bass drums, and a machine vision system. The APs are used both as input and output. One AP in input mode senses the position of the pedal being used by the drummer. Other APs in actuated mode respond to the input mode AP’s motion. Machine vision is used to monitor the drummer’s movements to control the behavior of the actuated APs. In this paper, we describe the current prototype of STAMPER and what kind of drum performances can be achieved with the system by reporting a study conducted with an experienced drummer.
Daisuke Uriu, Shuta Iiyama, Taketsugu Okada, Takumi Handa, Azumi Maekawa, and Masahiko Inami. 2023. STAMPER: Human-machine Inte- grated Drumming. In Extended Abstracts of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA ’23), April 23–28, 2023, Ham- burg, Germany. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5 pages. https://doi.org/10.1145/ 3544549.3585619