Development of a new vocal cords based on human biological structures for talking robot

Kotaro Fukui, Kazufumi Nishikawa, Shunsuke Ikeo, Eiji Shintaku, Kentaro Takada, Hideaki Takanobu, Masaaki Honda, Atsuo Takanishi

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Abstract

We developed a new talking robot, WT-5 (Waseda Talker No. 5), having novel vocal cords, based on human biological structures. The vocal cords were made from the thermoplastic rubber "Septon", available from Kuraray Co. Ltd. Septon has a similar elasticity to human tissue. The vocal cord model to have a structure similar to the biological structure of the human vocal cords was made. The vocal cords were vibrated like those of a human. This made clean the robot's vowels. With these new mechanisms, the robot could reproduce the human speech in a more biological view and could produce voices nearer to those of a human.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages908-914
Number of pages7
Volume3683 LNAI
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2005 - Melbourne
Duration: 2005 Sep 142005 Sep 16

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume3683 LNAI
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2005
CityMelbourne
Period05/9/1405/9/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Fukui, K., Nishikawa, K., Ikeo, S., Shintaku, E., Takada, K., Takanobu, H., ... Takanishi, A. (2005). Development of a new vocal cords based on human biological structures for talking robot. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 3683 LNAI, pp. 908-914). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3683 LNAI).

Development of a new vocal cords based on human biological structures for talking robot. / Fukui, Kotaro; Nishikawa, Kazufumi; Ikeo, Shunsuke; Shintaku, Eiji; Takada, Kentaro; Takanobu, Hideaki; Honda, Masaaki; Takanishi, Atsuo.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3683 LNAI 2005. p. 908-914 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 3683 LNAI).

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

Fukui, K, Nishikawa, K, Ikeo, S, Shintaku, E, Takada, K, Takanobu, H, Honda, M & Takanishi, A 2005, Development of a new vocal cords based on human biological structures for talking robot. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 3683 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 3683 LNAI, pp. 908-914, 9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2005, Melbourne, 05/9/14.
Fukui K, Nishikawa K, Ikeo S, Shintaku E, Takada K, Takanobu H et al. Development of a new vocal cords based on human biological structures for talking robot. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3683 LNAI. 2005. p. 908-914. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Fukui, Kotaro ; Nishikawa, Kazufumi ; Ikeo, Shunsuke ; Shintaku, Eiji ; Takada, Kentaro ; Takanobu, Hideaki ; Honda, Masaaki ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Development of a new vocal cords based on human biological structures for talking robot. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 3683 LNAI 2005. pp. 908-914 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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