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/).
|ジャーナル||Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2002 1月 1|
|イベント||2002 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation - Washington, DC, United States|
継続期間: 2002 5月 11 → 2002 5月 15
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