A taking robot for the vocal communication by the mimicry of human voice

Mitsuki Kitani, Tatsuya Hara, Hiroki Hanada, Hideyuki Sawada

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Abstract

A talking and singing robot which adaptively learns the vocalization skill by an auditory feedback learning is being developed. The fundamental frequency and the spectrum envelope determine the principal characteristics of a sound. The former is the characteristic of a source sound generated by a vibrating object, and the latter is operated by the work of the resonance effects. In vocalization, the vibration of vocal cords generates a source sound, and then the sound wave is led to a vocal tract, which works as a resonance filter to determine the spectrum envelope. The paper describes the construction of vocal cords and a vocal tract for the realization of a talking and singing robot, together with the control algorithm for the acquisition of singing performance by mimicking human vocalization and singing voices. Generated voices were evaluated by listening experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI'2010 - Conference Proceedings
Pages728-733
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug 23
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI'2010 - Rzeszow, Poland
Duration: 2010 May 132010 May 15

Publication series

Name3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI'2010 - Conference Proceedings

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI'2010
CountryPoland
CityRzeszow
Period10/5/1310/5/15

Keywords

  • Adaptive learning
  • Neural network
  • Singing performance
  • Talking robot
  • Vocal cords
  • Vocal tract

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Kitani, M., Hara, T., Hanada, H., & Sawada, H. (2010). A taking robot for the vocal communication by the mimicry of human voice. In 3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI'2010 - Conference Proceedings (pp. 728-733). [5514489] (3rd International Conference on Human System Interaction, HSI'2010 - Conference Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2010.5514489