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Enabling Online, Real-time Networked Music Collaboration

Principal Investigator: 
Tanner Upthegrove, media engineer, Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology, Virginia Tech

Co-Principal Investigators: 
Vijay Shah, research assistant professor, electrical and computer engineering, VT

CCI Node Affiliation: 
Southwest Virginia

Project Description: 
The overarching goal of this project is to capitalize on the expertise in music in the Institute for Creativity, Art, and Technology (ICAT) and 5G communications (Wireless@VT) at Virginia Tech, and explore the potential of utilizing novel 5G wireless, artificial intelligence (AI), and power compute capability in most user devices – in realizing online real-time networked music collaboration, which enables musicians in different locations to perform as if they were in the same room.