Development of a new vocal cords based on human biological structures for talking robot

Kotaro Fukui*, Kazufumi Nishikawa, Shunsuke Ikeo, Eiji Shintaku, Kentaro Takada, Hideaki Takanobu, Masaaki Honda, Atsuo Takanishi

*この研究の対応する著者

研究成果: Conference contribution

1 被引用数 (Scopus)

抄録

We developed a new talking robot, WT-5 (Waseda Talker No. 5), having novel vocal cords, based on human biological structures. The vocal cords were made from the thermoplastic rubber "Septon", available from Kuraray Co. Ltd. Septon has a similar elasticity to human tissue. The vocal cord model to have a structure similar to the biological structure of the human vocal cords was made. The vocal cords were vibrated like those of a human. This made clean the robot's vowels. With these new mechanisms, the robot could reproduce the human speech in a more biological view and could produce voices nearer to those of a human.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトルKnowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems - 9th International Conference, KES 2005, Proceedings
ページ908-914
ページ数7
出版ステータスPublished - 2005 12月 1
イベント9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2005 - Melbourne, Australia
継続期間: 2005 9月 142005 9月 16

出版物シリーズ

名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
3683 LNAI
ISSN(印刷版)0302-9743
ISSN(電子版)1611-3349

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES 2005
国/地域Australia
CityMelbourne
Period05/9/1405/9/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)

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