Music . Entertainment . Technology

The Music and Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) at Drexel University is devoted to research in media technologies shaping the future of live performance and entertainment. Founded in 2005, the lab's research is ever evolving, currently focusing on the following areas:

  • Machine listening: Teaching computers to better understand sound and music, particularly for Music Information Retrieval (Music-IR) applications to better organize large music collections.
  • Human-machine interfaces and robotics: Novel and more intuitive interfaces for creative expression, enabling new opportunities for both novice and virtuoso performers.
  • STEAM education: Research and K-12 outreach for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, and Mathematics education, including the Drexel Summer Music Technology program, a one-week learning experience for high school students.

Some example research projects are given below (a complete list of Projects is available on our old website and will be incorporated into this site in the near future).

Magnetic Resonator Piano: An electromagnetically-augmented acoustic piano.

LiveNoteā„¢ with the Philadelphia Orchestra: A concert hall application for mobile devices.

The Hubos Come Together: A robotic musical performance with four humanoids.