Modeling and Analysis of Elastic Tongue Mechanism of Talking Robot for Acoustic Simulation

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

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Abstract

This paper describes the modeling and analysis of an elastic tongue mechanism of a talking robot WT-2 and the development of an acoustic simulator for the construction of the computational model of human speech production. WT-2 consists of lungs, vocal cords and articulators. It is essential to accurately estimate and analyze the shapes of these organs to develop an acoustic simulator. However, it was difficult to estimate and analyze the mechanisms, because they were composed of an elastic rubber to make various shapes and to seal the air and sound. Therefore, we constructed a modeling method to simulate the shape of the elastic mechanisms. This method is applicable to all the elastic body. We developed an acoustic simulator using this modeling method in the process of constructing the speech production model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2107-2114
Number of pages8
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 Elastic Mechanism
  • 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). Modeling and Analysis of Elastic Tongue Mechanism of Talking Robot for Acoustic Simulation. 2107-2114. Paper presented at 2003 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Las Vegas, NV, United States.