Students interviewed about creating gesture-controlled piano

Cornell students Will Dragon, junior, and Qingbao Wang, senior, were featured in a story produced by KCRG-TV9 about their creation of an ultrasonic, gesture-controlled piano.

Videographer captures video of students and professor working on summer researchThe students are working on the project as part of the Cornell Summer Research Institute.

The students built the piano from scratch, which plays notes based on where a person places their hands near the ultrasonic sensors. The idea for the research came from an open-source project on, and the students improved the idea and added more features to it.