Development of a human-like sensory feedback mechanism for an anthropomorphic talking robot

Kotaro Fukui, Kazufumi Nishikawa, Shunsuke Ikeo, Masaaki Honda, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

We developed a sensor feedback mechanism for an anthropomorphic talking robot WT-5 (Waseda Talker No. 5). In human speech, sensory feedback is more important when we producing obstacle consonant sounds, such as /t/ and /d/, compared to the auditory feedback mechanism. We reproduce this mechanism by placing tactile sensors and a pressure sensor on the palate of a talking robot and reducing the error between the pressure of the human voice and the robot consonant production. In addition, we developed more efficient optimization methods than those of WT-4, using speech recognition and the pre-optimized memory of vowels. Using these mechanisms, we realized continuous mimic speaking that includes consonant sounds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
Pages101-106
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 27
Event2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2006 May 152006 May 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Volume2006
ISSN (Print)1050-4729

Conference

Conference2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period06/5/1506/5/19

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Fukui, K., Nishikawa, K., Ikeo, S., Honda, M., & Takanishi, A. (2006). Development of a human-like sensory feedback mechanism for an anthropomorphic talking robot. In Proceedings 2006 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, ICRA 2006 (pp. 101-106). [1641168] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation; Vol. 2006). https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOT.2006.1641168