Realization of vowel sounds with a talking robot

Kazufumi Nishikawa, Kouichirou Asama, Kouki Hayashi, Hideaki Takanobu, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    The authors developed an anthropomorphic talking robot WT-1 (Waseda Talker No. 1). It simulates human vocal movement by using artificial vocal organs (lungs, vocal cords) and articulators (lips, teeth, tongue, nasal cavity, soft palate). We experimented it on vowels. Although WT-1's voice wasn't equal to human, it could utter all Japanese vowels (/a/, /i/, /u/, /e/, /o/).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)900-905
    Number of pages6
    JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
    Volume68
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar

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    Keywords

    • Humanoid Robotics
    • Speech Production
    • Vocal Movement
    • Voice

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    • Mechanical Engineering

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    Realization of vowel sounds with a talking robot. / Nishikawa, Kazufumi; Asama, Kouichirou; Hayashi, Kouki; Takanobu, Hideaki; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    In: Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C, Vol. 68, No. 3, 03.2002, p. 900-905.

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    Nishikawa, Kazufumi ; Asama, Kouichirou ; Hayashi, Kouki ; Takanobu, Hideaki ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Realization of vowel sounds with a talking robot. In: Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C. 2002 ; Vol. 68, No. 3. pp. 900-905.
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