Intoning Speech Performance of the Talking Robot for Vietnamese Language Case

Thanh Vo Nhu, Hideyuki Sawada

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Abstract

The authors are developing a talking robot based on the physical model of human vocal organs in order to reproduce human speech mechanically. Humans use speech in daily communication, and each different country has a different language. The complex movements of vocal organs generate different vocal sounds. This study focuses on the performance of the talking robot to reproduce Vietnamese language, which is a tonal language and contains many unvoiced sounds and fricative sounds. The mechanical system of the talking robot is modified by adding an unvoiced sound source for fricative sound generation and a new flexible vocal cords. The control of the artificial vocal cords is adjusted to give the tonal effect. The robot is programmed to speak several Vietnamese phrases, and the output speech is evaluated by questionars.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538667927
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Dec
Event29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2018 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2018 Dec 102018 Dec 12

Publication series

NameMHS 2018 - 2018 29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science

Conference

Conference29th International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science, MHS 2018
CountryJapan
CityNagoya
Period18/12/1018/12/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Instrumentation

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