Vocal cord model to control various voices for anthropomorphic talking robot

Kotaro Fukui, Yuma Ishikawa, Eiji Shintaku, Keisuke Ohno, Nana Sakakibara, Atsuo Takanishi, Masaaki Honda

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Abstract

We have developed a biomechanical vocal cord model for an anthropomorphic talking robot-the Waseda Talker Series. The model mimics the biomechanical structure of human vocal cords and is made of a soft rubber called Septon. It is able to reproduce vocal cord vibrations of the normal (modal) voice in a form similar to the human. We also developed a neural network based model for controlling the vocal cord parameters with acoustic parameters of the speech signal. The control model consists of a forward and inverse model, and a simple feedback model. We also describe voice quality control for the vocal cord model which is important for generating fluent and emotional speech.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISSP 2008 - 8th International Seminar on Speech Production
PublisherINRIA
Pages341-344
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event8th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2008 - Strasbourg
Duration: 2008 Dec 82008 Dec 12

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Other8th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2008
CityStrasbourg
Period08/12/808/12/12

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Vocal Cords
Speech Acoustics
Voice Quality
Neural Networks (Computer)
Rubber
Vibration
Quality Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Speech and Hearing

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Fukui, K., Ishikawa, Y., Shintaku, E., Ohno, K., Sakakibara, N., Takanishi, A., & Honda, M. (2008). Vocal cord model to control various voices for anthropomorphic talking robot. In Proceedings of ISSP 2008 - 8th International Seminar on Speech Production (pp. 341-344). INRIA.

Vocal cord model to control various voices for anthropomorphic talking robot. / Fukui, Kotaro; Ishikawa, Yuma; Shintaku, Eiji; Ohno, Keisuke; Sakakibara, Nana; Takanishi, Atsuo; Honda, Masaaki.

Proceedings of ISSP 2008 - 8th International Seminar on Speech Production. INRIA, 2008. p. 341-344.

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

Fukui, K, Ishikawa, Y, Shintaku, E, Ohno, K, Sakakibara, N, Takanishi, A & Honda, M 2008, Vocal cord model to control various voices for anthropomorphic talking robot. in Proceedings of ISSP 2008 - 8th International Seminar on Speech Production. INRIA, pp. 341-344, 8th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2008, Strasbourg, 08/12/8.
Fukui K, Ishikawa Y, Shintaku E, Ohno K, Sakakibara N, Takanishi A et al. Vocal cord model to control various voices for anthropomorphic talking robot. In Proceedings of ISSP 2008 - 8th International Seminar on Speech Production. INRIA. 2008. p. 341-344
Fukui, Kotaro ; Ishikawa, Yuma ; Shintaku, Eiji ; Ohno, Keisuke ; Sakakibara, Nana ; Takanishi, Atsuo ; Honda, Masaaki. / Vocal cord model to control various voices for anthropomorphic talking robot. Proceedings of ISSP 2008 - 8th International Seminar on Speech Production. INRIA, 2008. pp. 341-344
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