Development of a talking robot with vocal cords and lips having human-like biological structures

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

17 被引用数 (Scopus)

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We have developed a new talking robot, WT-5 (Waseda Talker No. 5), having novel vocal cords and lips based on human biological structures. The vocal cords are made from the thermoplastic rubber "Septon", available from Kuraray Co. Ltd, which has a similar elasticity to human tissue. The vocal cord model was constructed with a similar structure to the biological structure of the human vocal cords. The vocal cords vibrated like those of a human. The new lips were able to attain a large deformation in a similar manner to human lips, without the leakage of air. This allowed clear pronunciation of vowels. With these new mechanisms, the robot could reproduce human speech in a more biological manner and could produce voices closer to those of a human.

本文言語English
ホスト出版物のタイトル2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS
出版社IEEE Computer Society
ページ2023-2028
ページ数6
ISBN(印刷版)0780389123, 9780780389120
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2005

出版物シリーズ

名前2005 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人工知能
  • コンピュータ ビジョンおよびパターン認識
  • 人間とコンピュータの相互作用
  • 制御およびシステム工学

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