Development of a New Human-like Talking Robot Having Advanced Vocal Tract Mechanisms

Kazufumi Nishikawa, Hideaki Takanobu, Takemi Mochida, Masaaki Honda, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a new talking robot WT-2 that improved on WT-1R and has advanced vocal tract mechanisms for the reproduction of human vocal movement. WT-2 consists lungs, vocal cords, a vocal cavity and nasal cavity; the total DOF is 15. The length of the vocal tract is about 175[mm] and is almost the same as that of an adult male. Compared to WT-1 or WT-1R developed previously, WT-2 could utter Japanese vowels more clearly, and produce stops, fricatives and nasal sounds by a new flexible tongue mechanism as well as decrease sound leaks from the tongue except those from the lips or nostrils.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Pages1907-1913
Number of pages7
Volume2
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Event2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Las Vegas, NV
Duration: 2003 Oct 272003 Oct 31

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Other2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period03/10/2703/10/31

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Keywords

  • Humanoid Robot
  • Mechanical Model
  • Speech Production
  • Speech Synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering

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Nishikawa, K., Takanobu, H., Mochida, T., Honda, M., & Takanishi, A. (2003). Development of a New Human-like Talking Robot Having Advanced Vocal Tract Mechanisms. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (Vol. 2, pp. 1907-1913)

Development of a New Human-like Talking Robot Having Advanced Vocal Tract Mechanisms. / Nishikawa, Kazufumi; Takanobu, Hideaki; Mochida, Takemi; Honda, Masaaki; Takanishi, Atsuo.

IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2 2003. p. 1907-1913.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nishikawa, K, Takanobu, H, Mochida, T, Honda, M & Takanishi, A 2003, Development of a New Human-like Talking Robot Having Advanced Vocal Tract Mechanisms. in IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. vol. 2, pp. 1907-1913, 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Las Vegas, NV, 03/10/27.
Nishikawa K, Takanobu H, Mochida T, Honda M, Takanishi A. Development of a New Human-like Talking Robot Having Advanced Vocal Tract Mechanisms. In IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2. 2003. p. 1907-1913
Nishikawa, Kazufumi ; Takanobu, Hideaki ; Mochida, Takemi ; Honda, Masaaki ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Development of a New Human-like Talking Robot Having Advanced Vocal Tract Mechanisms. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. Vol. 2 2003. pp. 1907-1913
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