Presentation 2004/11/11
Talking Robot and Its Mimicry of Human Vocalization by Auditory Feedback Learning
Hideyuki Sawada, Mitsuhiro Nakamura,
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Abstract(in English) A talking and singing robot which has been constructed by referring to the human vocal system will be introduced in this paper. Although various ways of vocal sound production have been actively studied so far, mechanical construction of human vocal system is considered to advantageously realize natural vocalization with its fluid dynamics. The robot has several motors to manipulate the vocal tract and the vocal cords. It became possible to adaptively learn the relations between motor positions and the produced vocal sounds by an auditory feedback, and produce Japanese five vowels and consonants by mimicking a human speech. In addition, the robot generates vowel and consonant sounds of different pitches by dynamically controlling the vocal cords, vocal tract and nasal cavity using its auditory system.
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Keyword(in English) Talking robot / Auditory feedback / Singing performance / Human vocal system / Mimicry of vocalization
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Title (in English) Talking Robot and Its Mimicry of Human Vocalization by Auditory Feedback Learning
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Keyword(1) Talking robot
Keyword(2) Auditory feedback
Keyword(3) Singing performance
Keyword(4) Human vocal system
Keyword(5) Mimicry of vocalization
1st Author's Name Hideyuki Sawada
1st Author's Affiliation Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University()
2nd Author's Name Mitsuhiro Nakamura
2nd Author's Affiliation Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University
Date 2004/11/11
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Volume (vol) vol.104
Number (no) 445
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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