Articulatory reproduction of voices of hearing-impaired by a talking robot

Hideyuki Sawada, Mitsuki Kitani, Yasumori Hayashi

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Abstract

A talking and singing robot which adoptively learns the vocalization skill by an auditory feedback learning is being developed. The robot consists of motor-controlled vocal organs such as vocal cords, a vocal tract and a nasal cavity to generate a natural voice imitating a human vocalization. The robot is applied to the training system of speech articulation for the hearing-impaired people, because the robot is able to reproduce their vocalization and to teach them how it is improved to generate clear speech. The paper briefly introduces the mechanical construction of the robot and how it autonomously acquires the vocalization skill in the auditory feedback learning by listening to human speech. Then the training system is described, together with the evaluation of the speech training by auditory impaired people.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007
Pages600-608
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventFrontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2007 Oct 112007 Oct 13

Other

OtherFrontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period07/10/1107/10/13

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems

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Sawada, H., Kitani, M., & Hayashi, Y. (2007). Articulatory reproduction of voices of hearing-impaired by a talking robot. In Proceedings of the Frontiers in the Convergence of Bioscience and Information Technologies, FBIT 2007 (pp. 600-608). [4524174] https://doi.org/10.1109/FBIT.2007.40