Autonomous vowels sequence reproduction of a talking robot using PARCOR coefficients

Vo Nhu Thanh, Hideyuki Sawada

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Abstract

The main focus of this study is to develop an automatic vowels sequence reproduction system for a talking robot, which is built to reproduce human voice based on the working behavior of human articulatory system. The control system using Matlab software to drive the articulatory motors of the talking robot. A sound analysis system is developed to record a sentence spoken by a human (mainly vowels sequence in Japanese language) and then analyze that sentence to give the corrected command packet for the talking robot to repeat it. Partial Correlation (PARCOR) coefficients analysis is used to detect the similar voice in the talking robot's database with the spoken voice; thus, the generated vocal sound of the talking robot will be the similar vowels sequence spoken by human. Finally, two tests to verify the working behavior of the robot are performed. The result of the tests indicate that the robot can be able to repeat a sequence of vowels spoken by human with an average successful rate more than 70%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communications, ICEIC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380164
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Sep 7
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communications, ICEIC 2016 - Danang, Viet Nam
Duration: 2016 Jan 272016 Jan 30

Other

Other15th International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communications, ICEIC 2016
CountryViet Nam
CityDanang
Period16/1/2716/1/30

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Keywords

  • human voice reproduction
  • Matlab
  • PARCOR
  • Talking robot
  • Vowel sequence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Thanh, V. N., & Sawada, H. (2016). Autonomous vowels sequence reproduction of a talking robot using PARCOR coefficients. In International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communications, ICEIC 2016 [7563013] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ELINFOCOM.2016.7563013