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.
|出版ステータス||Published - 2008 1 1|
|イベント||8th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2008 - Strasbourg, France|
継続期間: 2008 12 8 → 2008 12 12
|Conference||8th International Seminar on Speech Production, ISSP 2008|
|Period||08/12/8 → 08/12/12|
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