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FP7 Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion

MIROR

Project ID: 258338
Funded under

Musical Interaction Relying On Reflexion

From 2010-09-01 to 2013-08-31, closed project | MIROR Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 484 164

EU contribution:

EUR 2 550 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-5See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

MIROR develops an innovative adaptive system for music learning and teaching based on the reflexive interaction paradigm in the context of early childhood music education.

The MIROR project deals with the development of an innovative adaptive system for music learning and teaching based on the reflexive interaction paradigm.

The platform is being developed in the context of early childhood music education. It will act as an advanced cognitive tutor, designed to promote specific cognitive abilities in the field of music improvisation, both in formal learning contexts (kindergartens, primary schools, music schools) and informal ones (at home, kinder centres, etc.).

The reflexive interaction paradigm is based on the idea of letting users manipulate virtual copies of themselves, through specifically designed machine-learning software referred to as interactive reflexive musical systems (IRMS). By definition IRMS are able to learn and configure themselves according to their understanding of learners' behaviour. The project proposes to extend the IRMS paradigm with the analysis and synthesis of multisensory expressive gesture to increase its impact on the musical pedagogy of young children, by developing a new multimodal interface.

The project is based on a novel spiral design approach involving coupled interactions between the technical partners and the psycho-pedagogical ones. Research integrates both psychological case-study experiments, aiming to experiment cognitive hypothesis concerning the mirroring behaviour and the learning efficacy of the platform, and validation studies aiming at developing the software in concrete educational settings.

The project will contribute to promoting the reflexive interaction paradigm not only in the field of music learning but as a new paradigm for establishing a synergy between learning and cognition in the context of child/machine interaction.

Objective

The MIROR Project deals with the development of an innovative adaptive system for music learning and teaching based on the reflexive interaction paradigm. The platform will be developed in the context of early childhood music education. It will act as an advanced cognitive tutor, designed to promote specific cognitive abilities in the field of music improvisation, both in formal learning contexts (kindergartens, primary schools, music schools) and informal ones (at home, kinder centres, etc.). The reflexive interaction paradigm is based on the idea of letting users manipulate virtual copies of themselves, through specifically designed machine-learning software referred to as interactive reflexive musical systems (IRMS). By definition IRMS are able to learn and configure themselves according to their understanding of learner's behaviour. We propose to extend the IRMS paradigm with the analysis and synthesis of multisensory expressive gesture to increase its impact on the musical pedagogy of young children, by developing new multimodal interface. The project will be based on a novel spiral design approach involving coupled interactions between the technical partners and the psycho-pedagogical ones. The project will integrate both psychological case-study experiments, aiming to experiment cognitive hypothesis concerning the mirroring behaviour and the learning efficacy of the platform, and validation studies aiming at developing the software in concrete educational settings. The project will contribute to promoting the reflexive interaction paradigm not only in the field of music learning but more generally as a new paradigm for establishing a synergy between learning and cognition in the context of child/machine interaction.The project mostly addresses target c) concerning the development of adaptive and innovative learning systems. However, objectives of target d) are also pursued through the development of a novel music learning appliance.

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 581 923


VIA ZAMBONI 33
40126 BOLOGNA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Verdiana Bandini
Tel.: +39 051 2099764
Fax: +39 051 2098115
E-mail

Participants

SONY FRANCE S.A.
Participation ended
France

EU contribution: EUR 455 749


20 RUE MOREL
92110 CLICHY
France
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Sophie Boucher
Tel.: +33144080501
Fax: +33145878750
E-mail
ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 202 356


6 CHRISTOU LADA STR
10561 ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Efi Kafentzi
Tel.: +30 210 368 9038
Fax: +30 210 368 9008
E-mail
COMPEDIA SOFTWARE & HARDWARE DEVELOPMENT LTD
Israel

EU contribution: EUR 253 809


BEN-GURION 2
52573 RAMAT GAN
Israel
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Ilan Goldberg
Tel.: +972 73 7136717
Fax: +972 3 7520469
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 366 310


VIA BALBI 5
16126 GENOVA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Cinzia Leone
Tel.: +39 010 353 23 11
Fax: +39 010 353 29 48
E-mail
GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 342 160


VASAPARKEN
405 30 GOETEBORG
Sweden
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Edgren Ludde
Tel.: +46 31 786 2783
Fax: +46 31 7864355
E-mail
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 347 693


THE QUEEN S DRIVE NORTHCOTE HOUSE
EX4 4QJ EXETER
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Clarke Enda
Tel.: +44 1392 263744
Fax: +44 1392 263686
E-mail
SONY EUROPE LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 0


THE HEIGHTS BROOKLANDS
KT13 0XW WEYBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Sophie Boucher
Tel.: +33144080501
Fax: +33145878750
E-mail
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