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
Pages1907-1913
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Dec 26
Event2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 2003 Oct 272003 Oct 31

Conference

Conference2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period03/10/2703/10/31

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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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. 1907-1913. Paper presented at 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Las Vegas, NV, United States.