BCI for Playing Piano

Brain-computer interface for musicians

1 November 2016


  • Mechatronics
  • Signal Processing
  • BCI

During the NOVUS 2015 project, I had the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team on the development of a Brain-Computer Interface. This consisted in controlling a3D printed arm via servo motors to play the piano. The team was made up by students from Systems Engineering, Mechatronics and Music Production Engineering. We published our paper here (spanish).

NOTE: The robotic arm yet could not move horizontally across the keyboard. Finger movement is achieved via facial gestures. We encourage others to implement more control gestures and make the interface more expressive.

Santiago Rentería

Computer scientist and audio engineer working at the intersection of artificial intelligence and biology.
Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Science, Music and Philosophy.