Speech planning of an anthropomorphic talking robot for consonant sounds production

Kazufumi Nishikawa, Akihiro Imai, Takayuki Ogawara, Hideaki Takanobu, Takemi Mochida, Atsuo Takanishi

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    Abstract

    This paper describes the speech planning of the anthropomorphic talking robot WT-1R (Waseda Talker-No.1 Refined) for the production of consonant sounds. WT-1R has articulators (the tongue, lips, teeth, nasal cavity and soft palate) and vocal organs (the lungs and vocal cords), and can reproduce human vocal movement. Its total DOF (degrees of freedom) is 15. The vocal movement of WT-1R for vowels is steady. We produced Japanese vowels (/a/, /i/, /u/, /e/, /o/) using the first robot WT-1 in 2000. However, the vocal movement for consonant sounds is transient. We must control the 15-DOF talking robot coordinately in the space and time to reproduce the complicated phenomena of the consonant sounds. Therefore, because the Japanese voice generally consists of two phonemes of the first consonant sound and the last vowel, we proposed the speech planning of WT-1R by considering the phenomenon of the voice as three parts (steady consonant sound, transient consonant sound and vowel). WT-1R could produce Japanese vowels (/a/, /i/, /u/, /e/, /o/) and some consonant sounds (/s/, /h/, /m/, /p/ and /waseda/).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    Pages1830-1835
    Number of pages6
    Volume2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002
    Event2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Washington, DC, United States
    Duration: 2002 May 112002 May 15

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    Other2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation
    CountryUnited States
    CityWashington, DC
    Period02/5/1102/5/15

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    Acoustic waves
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    Keywords

    • Humanoid robot
    • Sound
    • Speech production
    • Vocal movement
    • Voice

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Nishikawa, K., Imai, A., Ogawara, T., Takanobu, H., Mochida, T., & Takanishi, A. (2002). Speech planning of an anthropomorphic talking robot for consonant sounds production. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (Vol. 2, pp. 1830-1835)

    Speech planning of an anthropomorphic talking robot for consonant sounds production. / Nishikawa, Kazufumi; Imai, Akihiro; Ogawara, Takayuki; Takanobu, Hideaki; Mochida, Takemi; Takanishi, Atsuo.

    Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Vol. 2 2002. p. 1830-1835.

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

    Nishikawa, K, Imai, A, Ogawara, T, Takanobu, H, Mochida, T & Takanishi, A 2002, Speech planning of an anthropomorphic talking robot for consonant sounds production. in Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. vol. 2, pp. 1830-1835, 2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Washington, DC, United States, 02/5/11.
    Nishikawa K, Imai A, Ogawara T, Takanobu H, Mochida T, Takanishi A. Speech planning of an anthropomorphic talking robot for consonant sounds production. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Vol. 2. 2002. p. 1830-1835
    Nishikawa, Kazufumi ; Imai, Akihiro ; Ogawara, Takayuki ; Takanobu, Hideaki ; Mochida, Takemi ; Takanishi, Atsuo. / Speech planning of an anthropomorphic talking robot for consonant sounds production. Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Vol. 2 2002. pp. 1830-1835
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