Control system for talking robot to replicate articulatory movement of natural speech

Takemi Mochida, Masaaki Honda, Kouki Hayashi, Toshiharu Kuwae, Kunihiro Tanahashi, Kazufumi Nishikawa, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

The ultimate goal of our study is to create a new speech production system, in which an anthropomorphic hardware talking robot is handled so as to imitate human articulatory movement. We have developed a software motion simulator, which generates control parameter sequences for the talking robot Waseda Talker No. 2 (WT-2) using the trajectories of human articulatory organs during continuous utterances measured by an electromagnetic articulograph. This paper mainly describes the motion simulator. In addition to its main function as a generator of control parameters for WT-2, the motion simulator also simulates the resultant acoustic characteristics related to WT-2's vocal tract shape at each instance during the motion. The hardware structure of WT-2 is also described briefly. This comprehensive approach will enable us to study speech production using the features of the vocal tract shape as speech motor tasks, instead of using acoustic features.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
PublisherInternational Speech Communication Association
Pages1533-1536
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002 - Denver, United States
Duration: 2002 Sep 162002 Sep 20

Other

Other7th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing, ICSLP 2002
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period02/9/1602/9/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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