Robots & Natural Language 2013

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Toward information theoretic human-robot dialog S Tellexll, P Thakerll, R Deitsl, D Simeonovl, T Kollar… – Robotics, 2013 – Abstract—Our goal is to build robots that can robustly interact with humans using natural language. This problem is challenging because human language is ?lled with ambiguity, and furthermore, due to limitations in sensing, the robot’s perception of its environment … Cited by 14 Related articles All 9 versions

Clarifying commands with information-theoretic human-robot dialog R Deits, S Tellex, P Thaker… – … of Human-Robot …, 2013 – Abstract Our goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of natural language communication between humans and robots. Human language is frequently ambiguous, and a robot’s limited sensing makes complete understanding of a statement even more … Cited by 8 Related articles All 6 versions

Learning environmental knowledge from task-based human-robot dialog T Kollar, V Perera, D Nardi… – Robotics and Automation ( …, 2013 – Abstract—This paper presents an approach for learning environmental knowledge from task- based human-robot dialog. Previous approaches to dialog use domain knowledge to constrain the types of language people are likely to use. In contrast, by introducing a joint … Cited by 5 Related articles All 6 versions

Learning to parse natural language commands to a robot control system C Matuszek, E Herbst, L Zettlemoyer, D Fox – Experimental Robotics, 2013 – Springer Abstract As robots become more ubiquitous and capable of performing complex tasks, the importance of enabling untrained users to interact with them has increased. In response, unconstrained natural-language interaction with robots has emerged as a significant … Cited by 38 Related articles All 17 versions

Integration of an industrial robot with the systems for image and voice recognition J Tasevski, M Nikoli?, D Miškovi? – Serbian Journal of Electrical …, 2013 – The paper reports a solution for the integration of the industrial robot ABB IRB140 with the system for automatic speech recognition (ASR) and the system for computer vision. The robot has the task to manipulate the objects placed randomly on a pad lying on a table, … Cited by 5 Related articles All 7 versions

“You two! Take off!”: Creating, modifying and commanding groups of robots using face engagement and indirect speech in voice commands S Pourmehr, VM Monajjemi… – Intelligent Robots and …, 2013 – Abstract—We present a multimodal system for creating, modifying and commanding groups of robots from a population. Extending our previous work on selecting an individual robot from a population by face engagement, we show that we can dynamically create groups of … Cited by 7 Related articles All 7 versions

An argumentation-based dialogue system for human-robot collaboration MQ Azhar, S Parsons, E Sklar – … of the 2013 international conference on …, 2013 – Abstract Human-robot collaboration may fail due to conflicts in beliefs or plans between cooperating partners, or due to robot errors. Dialogue is an intuitive way to resolve such conflicts due to miscommunication. The research demonstrated here explores the notion … Cited by 1 Related articles All 7 versions

Leveraging the robot dialog state for visual focus of attention recognition S Sheikhi, V Khalidov, D Klotz, B Wrede… – Proceedings of the 15th …, 2013 – Abstract The Visual Focus of Attention (what or whom a person is looking at) or VFOA is a fundamental cue in non-verbal communication and plays an important role when designing effective human-machine interaction systems. However, recognizing the VFOA of an … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions

Generation Of Nodding, Head Tilting And Gazing For Human–Robot Speech Interaction C Liu, CT Ishi, H Ishiguro, N Hagita – International Journal of …, 2013 – World Scientific Head motion occurs naturally and in synchrony with speech during human dialogue communication, and may carry paralinguistic information, such as intentions, attitudes and emotions. Therefore, natural-looking head motion by a robot is important for smooth … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Natural language programming of industrial robots M Stenmark, P Nugues – Robotics (ISR), 2013 44th …, 2013 – Abstract-In this paper, we introduce a method to use written natural language instructions to program assembly tasks for industrial robots. In our application, we used a state-of-the-art semantic and syntactic parser together with semantically rich world and skill descriptions … Cited by 6 Related articles All 4 versions

Automatic processing of irrelevant co-speech gestures with human but not robot actors CJ Hayes, CR Crowell, LD Riek – … conference on Human-robot …, 2013 – Abstract Non-verbal, or visual, communication is an important factor of daily human-to- human interaction. Gestures make up one mode of visual communication, where movement of the body is used to convey a message either alone or in conjunction with speech. The … Cited by 3 Related articles All 3 versions

Using semantic fields to model dynamic spatial relations in a robot architecture for natural language instruction of service robots J Fasola, MJ Mataric – Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), …, 2013 – Abstract—We present a methodology for enabling service robots to follow natural language commands from non-expert users, with and without user-specified constraints, with a particular focus on spatial language understanding. As part of our approach, we propose … Cited by 4 Related articles All 3 versions

Modeling dynamic spatial relations with global properties for natural language-based human-robot interaction J Fasola, MJ Mataric – RO-MAN, 2013 IEEE, 2013 – Abstract—We present a methodology for the representation of dynamic spatial relations (DSRs) with global properties as part of an approach for enabling robots to follow natural language commands from non-expert users, with particular focus on the development of … Cited by 3 Related articles All 4 versions

A dialogue system for multimodal human-robot interaction L Lucignano, F Cutugno, S Rossi, A Finzi – Proceedings of the 15th ACM …, 2013 – Abstract This paper presents a POMDP-based dialogue system for multimodal human-robot interaction (HRI). Our aim is to exploit a dialogical paradigm to allow a natural and robust interaction between the human and the robot. The proposed dialogue system should … Cited by 2 Related articles

Designing speech-based interfaces for telepresence robots for people with disabilities KM Tsui, K Flynn, A McHugh… – … (ICORR), 2013 IEEE …, 2013 – Abstract—People with cognitive and/or motor impairments may benefit from using telepresence robots to engage in social activities. To date, these robots, their user interfaces, and their navigation behaviors have not been designed for operation by people with … Cited by 3 Related articles All 4 versions

Train Robots: A Dataset for Natural Language Human-Robot Spatial Interaction through Verbal Commands K Dukes – International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR). …, 2013 – Abstract. Developing intelligent robotic systems that can robustly understand verbal spatial commands requires large datasets for accurate training. Previous work has been limited by using examples of only several hundred utterances. This paper presents Train Robots ( … Cited by 6 Related articles

Restricted Voice Recognition for Robot Movement Control AS Prabuwono, SNHS Abdullah, R Ganason… – International Journal of …, 2013 – Abstract Nowadays, human and robot interaction is an important aspect in the robot development. Robots that can interact with the human voice indicate the improvement in the robot development. In addition, human prefer to interact orally with robot rather than using … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Speech recognition for interaction with a robot in noisy environment MS MAU?EC, Z KA?I?, A ŽGANK – Electrical Review, 2013 – Abstract. One of the main problems with speech recognition for robots is noise. In this paper we propose two methods to enhance the robustness of continuous speech recognition in noisy environment. We show that the accuracy of recognition can be improved by better … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

Service Robot SCORPIO with Robust Speech Interface S Ondas, J Juhar, M Pleva, A Cizmar… – Int J Adv Robotic …, 2013 – Abstract The SCORPIO is a small-size mini-teleoperator mobile service robot for booby-trap disposal. It can be manually controlled by an operator through a portable briefcase remote control device using joystick, keyboard and buttons. In this paper, the speech interface is … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions

Generating finely synchronized gesture and speech for humanoid robots: a closed-loop approach M Salem, S Kopp, F Joublin – … international conference on Human-robot …, 2013 – Abstract Previous work focusing on the production of communicative robot gesture has not sufficiently addressed the challenge of speech-gesture synchrony. We propose a novel multimodal scheduler that comprises two features to improve the synchronization process. … Cited by 2 Related articles All 3 versions

Fuzzy rule based voice emotion control for user demand speech generation of emotion robot DH Kim – Computer Applications Technology (ICCAT), 2013 …, 2013 – Abstract—The emotional function of the human mind has an important role for decision- making, memory, action, and good communication or so. Especially, emotion characteristics of voice are very import for warm communication, successful business, human-to-human … Cited by 1 Related articles

Multidomain Voice Activity Detection during Human-Robot Interaction F Alonso-Martin, Á Castro-González, JF Gorostiza… – Social Robotics, 2013 – Springer Abstract The continuous increase of social robots is leading quickly to the cohabitation of humans and social robots at homes. The main way of interaction in these robots is based on verbal communication. Usually social robots are endowed with microphones to receive … Cited by 1 Related articles

Multidisciplinary stroke rehabilitation delivered by a humanoid robot: Interaction between speech and physical therapies Y Choe, HT Jung, J Baird, RA Grupen – Aphasiology, 2013 – Taylor & Francis Background: A great number of stroke patients pursue rehabilitation services in multiple domains (eg, speech, physical, occupational). Although multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches to stroke rehabilitation are considered desirable, it is largely … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

A real-time super-resolution robot audition system that improves the robustness of simultaneous speech recognition K Nakamura, K Nakadai, HG Okuno – Advanced Robotics, 2013 – Taylor & Francis Abstract This study addresses a framework for a robot audition system, including sound source localization (SSL) and sound source separation (SSS), that can robustly recognize simultaneous speeches in a real environment. Because SSL estimates not only the … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Tutoring Robots–Multiparty multimodal social dialogue with an embodied tutor S Al Moubayed, J Beskow, B Bollepalli… – 2013 – Abstract. This project explores a novel experimental setup towards building spoken, multi- modally rich, and human-like multiparty tutoring agent. A setup is developed and a corpus is collected that targets the development of a dialogue system platform to explore verbal and … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Using Spatial Semantic and Pragmatic Fields to Interpret Natural Language Pick-and-Place Instructions for a Mobile Service Robot J Fasola, MJ Matari? – Social Robotics, 2013 – Springer Abstract We present a methodology for enabling mobile service robots to follow natural language instructions for object pick-and-place tasks from non-expert users, with and without user-specified constraints, and with a particular focus on spatial language … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions

Enabling reuse of robot tasks and capabilities by business-related skills grounded in natural language K Nilsson, EA Topp, J Malec, IH Suh – Proc of ICAS2013, Lisbon, …, 2013 – Abstract—Definition and reuse of robot instructions is still an art that requires extensive engineering, not only of the infrastructure but also of the adaptation of robot capabilities to the context and domain at hand. Technical approaches are numerous, but the lack of … Cited by 2 Related articles All 16 versions

Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That: Explaining Unachievable Robot Tasks Using Natural Language. V Raman, C Lignos, C Finucane… – Robotics: Science …, 2013 – Abstract—This paper addresses the challenge of enabling nonexpert users to command robots to perform complex high-level tasks using natural language. It describes an integrated system that combines the power of formal methods with the accessibility of … Cited by 3 Related articles All 4 versions

Natural language interpretation for an interactive service robot in domestic domains S Schiffer, N Hoppe, G Lakemeyer – Agents and Artificial Intelligence, 2013 – Springer Abstract In this paper, we propose a flexible system for robust natural language interpretation of spoken commands on a mobile robot in domestic service robotics applications. Existing language processing for instructing a mobile robot is often restricted … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

HMM and BPNN based speech recognition system for home service robot CY Liu, TH Hung, KC Cheng… – Advanced Robotics and …, 2013 – Abstract—This paper proposes a two-stage speech recognition system based on hidden Markov model (HMM) and back-propagation neural network (BPNN) for home service robot. Since a home service robot would interact with different users, a speaker independent and … Related articles

Control Of Spy Robot By Voice And Computer Commands J Chopade, D Barmade, S Tonde – Abstract? This paper proposed a method for controlling a spy robot either through voice commands or computer commands and also composed with camera. Study of human-robot communication is one of the most important research areas. The voice communication is … Related articles All 2 versions

I Would Like Some Food: Anchoring Objects to Semantic Web Information in Human-Robot Dialogue Interactions A Persson, S Coradeschi, B Rajasekaran, V Krishna… – Social Robotics, 2013 – Springer Abstract Ubiquitous robotic systems present a number of interesting application areas for socially assistive robots that aim to improve quality of life. In particular the combination of smart home environments and relatively inexpensive robots can be a viable technological … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions

Towards evaluating recovery strategies for situated grounding problems in human-robot dialogue M Marge, AI Rudnicky – RO-MAN, 2013 IEEE, 2013 – Abstract—Robots can use information from their surroundings to improve spoken language communication with people. Even when speech recognition is correct, robots face challenges when interpreting human instructions. These situated grounding problems … Related articles All 2 versions

Techniques for Real-time Multi-person Face Tracking for Human-robot Dialogue Z Katibeh – 2013 – Abstract: The aim of this work is an investigation of interaction between a robot and multiple humans. The head robot is “FurHat”-in Speech, Music and Hearing (TMH) department in KTH-and the most focus is on real-time tracking algorithms. The study contains two parts: … Related articles All 4 versions

The influence of a robot’s voice on proxemics in human-robot interaction R Hoegen – ABSTRACT As the day that robots will start to be used as social interaction partners draws closer, research to make these interactions as natural as possible is required. This paper focuses on two different types of voices used by a robot and their effect on proxemics. By … Related articles All 2 versions

Using a Robot’s Voice to Make Human-Robot Interaction More Engaging H van de Kamp – 2013 – ABSTRACT Nowadays a robot is becoming more than just a machine, the robot becomes an interaction partner. A human needs to be engaged to interact with the robot. This paper is about an experiment on robot voices in a task-based environment. The goal was to … Related articles

Task-based evaluation of context-sensitive referring expressions in human–robot dialogue ME Foster, M Giuliani, A Isard – Language and Cognitive Processes, 2013 – Taylor & Francis The standard referring-expression generation task involves creating stand-alone descriptions intended solely to distinguish a target object from its context. However, when an artificial system refers to objects in the course of interactive, embodied dialogue with a … Related articles

Evaluation of a dialogue manager for a mobile robot M Quindere, L Seabra Lopes… – RO-MAN, 2013 …, 2013 – Abstract—This paper presents an evaluation of the dialogue manager (DM) used on Carl, a prototype of an intelligent service robot, designed and developed having in mind hosting tasks in a building or event. The developed DM, based on the “Information State” … Related articles

Oral mechanism design on face robot for lip-synchronized speech CY Lin, LC Cheng, LC Shen – Robotics and Automation (ICRA), …, 2013 – Abstract?This study aims to realize lip synchronized speech with less actuators installed for robotic mouth motion. Asynchronous lip postures in a robot speech gives most human listeners strongly negative impressions of fakeness, horror and awkwardness. Some … Related articles All 2 versions

On-line learning of lexical items and grammatical constructions via speech, gaze and action-based human-robot interaction. G Pointeau, M Petit, X Hinaut, G Gibert, PF Dominey – INTERSPEECH, 2013 – Abstract In order to be able to understand a conversation in interaction, a robot, has to first understand the language used by his interlocutor. A central aspect of language learning is adaptability. Individuals can learn new words and new grammatical structures. We have … Related articles All 4 versions

sBOT: A Face Authenticated and Speech Controlled Robot VA BADADHE, P DESHMUKH, S BHUJBAL… – International Journal of …, 2013 – Abstract—Robotics and Automation is a vast field in industrial applications which helps to maintain and casting difficult tasks into simplest way. But now days if we concern robotics in military or security fields we need more sophisticated and robust robots that will get easily … Related articles

Cooperative human robot interaction systems: IV. Communication of shared plans with Naïve humans using gaze and speech S Lallée, K Hamann, J Steinwender… – Intelligent Robots …, 2013 – Abstract—Cooperation1 is at the core of human social life. In this context, two major challenges face research on humanrobot interaction: the first is to understand the underlying structure of cooperation, and the second is to build, based on this understanding, artificial … Cited by 1 Related articles All 5 versions

A study on robust control of mobile robot by voice command SW Jung, KW Sung, MY Park, EU Kang… – … and Systems (ICCAS …, 2013 – Abstract: Generally, it is possible to control the motion by using information on the robot’s own postures, because a type of motion and gesture produces almost the same pattern of noise every time. In this paper, we describe an voice recognition control system for robot … Related articles All 2 versions

Speech Emotion Recognition Using an Enhanced Kernel Isomap for Human-Robot Interaction S Zhang, X Zhao, B Lei – Int J Adv Robotic Sy, 2013 – Abstract Speech emotion recognition is currently an active research subject and has attracted extensive interest in the science community due to its vital application to human- robot interaction. Most speech emotion recognition systems employ high-dimensional … Cited by 1 Related articles All 3 versions

Programming and controlling robots using scanning on a speech generating communication device: A case study KD Adams, AM Cook – Technology and Disability, 2013 – IOS Press BACKGROUND: Programming Lego Mindstorms robots is used for problem-based learning in science. Children with physical disabilities and complex communication needs may be limited in their ability to participate. OBJECTIVES: To involve a 12 year old student with … Related articles

Closing the Loop: Towards Tightly Synchronized Robot Gesture and Speech M Salem, S Kopp, F Joublin – Social Robotics, 2013 – Springer Abstract To engage in natural interactions with humans, social robots should produce speech-accompanying non-verbal behaviors such as hand and arm gestures. Given the special constraints imposed by the physical properties of a humanoid robot, successful … Related articles All 2 versions

Speech Recognition on Robot Controller Implemented on FPGA PD Duy, VD Lung, NQD Trang, NC Toan – Journal of Automation and …, 2013 – Abstract—This paper is about a speech recognition system for robot control using the DE2 development kit, which is being used at Computer Engineer Department of the University of Information Technology. Hardware devices of the system are an Altera DE2 development … Related articles

How does the continuous use of infant-directed speech to a robot influence the user? R Shibata, T Kojima, M Ozeki, N Oka – Abstract: It is known that the prosodic feature of infant-directed speech (IDS) is different from that of adult-directed speech (ADS). Although it is known that IDS has an influence on infant cognition, it is not clear whether it has a cognitive effect on adults as well. We therefore … Related articles

Speech Recognition Based on BP Network with Improved Learning Algorithm in Application on Industrial Robots F Cui, CY Xiong, FH Qi, CY Wang – Advanced Materials Research, 2013 – Trans Tech Publ Feng Cui 1,a , Chunyu Xiong 1,b Fenghe Qi 1,c and Chuanying Wang 1,d … 1 Department of Physics and Electrical Information Engineering, Daqing Normal University, Daqing, Heilongjiang, 163712, China,, … Related articles

Wireless human voice controlled robot with arm using visual basic & microcontroller A Dakare – International Journal of Managment, IT and …, 2013 – Voice controlled system is new technology to increase the efficiency of robot, reduced errors and is used to close the gap between effective production and required administration. A new technology suitable for many warehouse operations is voice recognized. It has also …

Towards understanding the origin of infant directed speech: A vocal robot with infant-like articulation Y Sasamoto, N Nishijima… – Development and Learning …, 2013 – Abstract—Infant-Directed Speech (IDS) is the non-standard form of caregivers’ speech to their infants. Developmental studies indicate that IDS changes from infant-directed to adult- directed depending on infant’s age and/or linguistic level. However, it is still unclear what … Cited by 1 Related articles All 2 versions

Speech Control System for Robot Based on Raspberry Pi CH Lu, YL Hu – Advanced Materials Research, 2013 – Trans Tech Publ Abstract. Raspberry Pi is a credit card sized Linux computer based on ARM11 architecture. Because of its small size, low power consumption and powerful performance, a robot controller is a suitable role for it to play. As a robot with artificial intelligence, speech recognition for controlling …

A Dress Coordination Robot System Which Can Improve User’s Ability by a Dialogue Robot A Shimizu, Y Suzuki, H Ueda – HCI International 2013-Posters’ Extended …, 2013 – Springer Abstract People who are not good at coordination of apparel tend to wear similar clothes many times. Unless they notice this fact, they won’t be able to change. Therefore, We developed a dress recommendation system that can cope with this problem by a … Related articles

Controlling a Mobile Robot with Natural Commands based on Voice and Gesture AR Fardana, C Morand, NM Robertson – Abstract—This paper presents a real-time system for the control of a small mobile robot using combined audio (speech) and video (gesture) commands. Commercial hardware is used based on open-source code. Gesture is recognised using a dynamic time warp ( … Related articles All 2 versions

Improving the Joint Attention and Intelligibility in Speech of Autistic Children by an Assistive Robot G Aggarwal, P Sehrawat, N Charaya – Abstract:-This paper presents an assistive robot for the children with autism to improve their joint attention and intelligibility in the speech over some traditional approaches for rehabilitation of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) where the robot can detect … Related articles

Preliminary Evaluation of a Telepresence Robot Conveying Pre-motions for Avoiding Speech Collisions K Hasegawa, Y Nakauchi – Abstract: In this paper, we propose a telepresence robot for avoiding speech collisions which occur in remote conversations. In face-to-face conversations, humans predict who will speak in next by referring other participants’ motions. These motions are called pre- … Related articles

Interactions between a quiz robot and multiple participants: Focusing on speech, gaze and bodily conduct in Japanese and English speakers A Yamazaki, K Yamazaki, K Ikeda… – Interaction …, 2013 – This paper reports on a quiz robot experiment in which we explore similarities and differences in human participant speech, gaze, and bodily conduct in responding to a robot’s speech, gaze, and bodily conduct across two languages. Our experiment involved three- …

Access to hands-on mathematics measurement activities using robots controlled via speech generating devices: three case studies K Adams, A Cook – Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive …, 2013 – Abstract Purpose: To examine how using a robot controlled via a speech generating device (SGD) influences the ways students with physical and communication limitations can demonstrate their knowledge in math measurement activities. Method: Three children with … Related articles All 3 versions

Interruptible Autonomy: Towards Dialog-Based Robot Task Management Y Sun, B Coltin, M Veloso – Workshops at the Twenty-Seventh AAAI …, 2013 – Abstract We have been successfully deploying mobile service robots in an office building to execute user-requested tasks, such as delivering messages, transporting items, escorting people, and enabling telepresence. Users submit task requests to a dedicated website … Related articles All 10 versions

Practical Speech Recognition for Contextualized Service Robots IVM Ruiz, C Rascón, LAP Cortes – Advances in Soft Computing and Its …, 2013 – Springer Abstract In this work, we present the speech recognition module of a service robot that performs various tasks, such as being a host party, receiving multiple commands or giving a tour guide. These tasks take place in diverse acoustic environments, eg, a home or a … Related articles

Hands-free Speech Recognition Robust to distance and Azimuth in Robot Application R Gomez, K Nakamura, T Mizumoto, K Nakadai – Abstract—In this paper we present two methods in addressing the changes in radial position and azimuth, respectively, relative to the robot and speaker. In the case of the former, room transfer function (RTF) estimation is employed via waveformlevel compensation to reflect … Related articles All 2 versions

Make Garfield (6 axis robot arm) Smart through the design and implementation of voice recognition and control K Tonkin – 2013 – The voice is a powerful tool used in everyday life. It expresses our feelings, emotions and is unique to every individual. Developing a system to decipher its functionality and deal with the complexities involved in its digitalisation, becomes quite the task. Once harnessed, it …

A study on precise control of autonomous driving robot by voice recognition SW Jung, KW Sung, MY Park, EU Kang… – Robotics (ISR), 2013 …, 2013 – Abstract–Generally, it is possible to control the motion by using information on the robot’s own postures, because a type of motion and gesture produces almost the same pattern of every time. In this paper, we describe a voice recognition control system for robot system … Related articles

A Review On Approaches To Develop Gesture And Voice Recognition Technique For Robot Control HS Bawiskar, KS Zakiuddin, GD Mehta – 2013 – Robot navigation control with effective optimization has always been the area of research. Effectiveness of any application proved successful if it is easy to apply. In this paper, literature review of various authors is summarized. The literature specifically deals with the … Related articles All 3 versions

Mobile Robot Controlled By Voice Command Based On Gcm Technology Using Android Device SA Alam, F Rashid, MT Rahman, S Islam, NJ Lisa – Abstract—Mobile robot controlled by voice command means a robot that can be operated by our human voice. We have used voice recognition software to identify the appropriate command for robot to responds and another android device at the command sending end … Related articles

Robust speech communication and its embedded smart robot system Y Miyanaga, W Takahashi… – Systems, Signals and …, 2013 – Abstract—This paper introduces our developed noise robust speech communication techniques and its LSI implementation. The speech communication system consists of automatic speech detection, speech recognition and speech rejection. The developed … Related articles

Simultaneous Blind Separation and Recognition of Speech Mixtures Using Two Microphones to Control a Robot Cleaner H Lee – Int J Adv Robotic Sy, 2013 – Abstract This paper proposes a method for the simultaneous separation and recognition of speech mixtures in noisy environments using two-channel based independent vector analysis (IVA) on a home-robot cleaner. The issues to be considered in our target … Related articles All 3 versions

Making social robots more attractive: the effects of voice pitch, humor and empathy A Niculescu, B van Dijk, A Nijholt, H Li… – International journal of …, 2013 – Springer Abstract In this paper we explore how simple auditory/verbal features of the spoken language, such as voice characteristics (pitch) and language cues (empathy/humor expression) influence the quality of interaction with a social robot receptionist. For our … Related articles All 7 versions

A Robust Control of Intelligent Mobile Robot Based on Voice Command SW Jung, MY Park, IM Park, YK Jung… – Intelligent Robotics and …, 2013 – Springer Abstract In general, it is possible to estimate the noise by using information on the robot’s own motions and postures, because a type of motion and gesture produces almost the same pattern of noise every time. In this paper, we describe an voice recognition control system … Related articles

Playful Interaction with Voice Sensing Modular Robots B Heesche, E MacDonald, R Fogh, M Pacheco… – Social Robotics, 2013 – Springer Abstract This paper describes a voice sensor, suitable for modular robotic systems, which estimates the energy and fundamental frequency, F 0, of the user’s voice. Through a number of example applications and tests with children, we observe how the voice sensor … Cited by 1 Related articles All 4 versions

Giving Robots a “Voice”: A Kineto-Acoustic Project R Hoyer, A Bartetzki, D Kirchner, A Witsch… – Arts and …, 2013 – Springer Abstract In this paper we present a kineto-acoustic project based on soccer robots. The movements of robots, determined by the needs of a soccer game, are transformed into a piece of music. Therefore, the robots are equipped with microphones, speakers, and … Related articles All 4 versions

RoboCup@ Home: commanding a service robot by natural language. JY Puigbò Llobet – It was in the ancient Greece that myths were written and, among already there one could nd the human desire of robotic servants. It was Hephaestus, god of technology, blacksmiths, craftsmen and artisans who is said to have built robots to help him on his workshop. This … Related articles

A map guidance system by multiple dialog robots cooperation K Yonezawa, Y Suzuki, H Ueda – Universal Access in Human-Computer …, 2013 – Springer Abstract The purpose of this study is to release user’s feeling of unease and loneliness, which occur in people’s mind while heading for the destination, by appropriate encouragement by multiple robots. In our development, we combined the robot … Related articles All 2 versions

Speaker-TTS voice mapping towards natural and characteristic robot storytelling HJ Min, SC Kim, J Kim, JW Chung… – RO-MAN, 2013 …, 2013 – Abstract–Robot storytelling has the potential for its practical use in various domains such as entertainment, education, and rehabilitation. However, relying on human-recorded voices for natural storytelling is costly, and automation with text-to-speech systems is not readily … Related articles All 3 versions

Building Vision And Voice Based Robots Using Android N Pradeep, M Sharief, M Siddappa – European Scientific Journal, 2013 – Abstract This project uses Android, along with cloud based APIs and the Arduino microcontroller, to create a software-hardware system that attempts to address several current problems in robotics, including, among other things, line-following, obstacle- … All 3 versions

“Talking to my robot”: From knowledge grounding to dialogue processing S Lemaignan, R Alami – Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), 2013 …, 2013 – Abstract—The video presents in a didactic way the tools developed at LAAS-CNRS and related to symbol grounding and natural language processing for companion robots (Fig. 1). It mainly focuses on two of them: the ORO-server knowledge base and the Dialogs natural … Related articles All 4 versions

A Speech Recognition Client-Server Model for Control of Multiple Robots K Shrivastava, N Singhal, PK Das, SB Nair – Proceedings of Conference …, 2013 – Abstract Considerable amount of research has been carried out in the domain of man- machine interaction. Interaction with machines using hand gestures, eye motion, etc. has already been proposed by researchers all over the world. However, interacting with … Related articles

Mechanical Reproduction of Human-Like Expressive Speech Using a Talking Robot M Kitani, H Sawada – Biometrics and Kansei Engineering ( …, 2013 – Abstract—The authors have developed a talking robot by reconstructing a human vocal system mechanically based on the physical model of human vocal organs. The robotic system consists of motor-controlled vocal organs such as vocal cords, a vocal tract and a … Related articles

Humanoid Robot Interactions by Motion Description Language and Dialogue K Shukla, B Choi – 2013 – Abstract—This paper describes the development of a system for facilitating humanoid robots to acquire sequence of movements by motion description and dialogue. The unique feature of our system is that we define a descriptive language and framework that allows the … Related articles

Multimodal System Based on Electrooculography and Voice Recognition to Control a Robot Arm JA Martínez, A Úbeda, E Iáñez… – … Journal of Advanced …, 2013 – Abstract People with severe motor disorders cannot use their arms and/or hands to interact with the environment. In such cases, a human-machine interface can be used to allow these people to perform activities of daily life. Voice recognition would be the best method to … Related articles All 3 versions

Telepresence robot conveying pre-motions for avoiding speech collisions in teleconference K Hasegawa, Y Nakauchi – RO-MAN, 2013 IEEE, 2013 – Abstract-In this paper, we propose a telepresence robot for avoiding speech collisions occurred in remote conversa-tions. In face-to-face conversations, humans predict who will speak in next by referring other participants’ motions. These motions are called pre- … Related articles

POMDP-Based Interaction and Interactive Natural Language Grounding with a NAO Robot MB Forbes – 2013 – Abstract In this thesis, I investigated POMDP-based interaction and the use of sensors for natural language grounding in the NAO robot. I developed several tools throughout to aid in accelerating the experimentation pipeline. I present an overview of my work as well as … Related articles All 2 versions

Voice-Controlled Typesetting Robot of Alphabets for Children Learning HT Lee – Abstract Humanoid robots are moving from the factories into our homes to imitate human actions or to do works in our daily life. Thus, the interaction between users and humanoid robots becomes more and more important in these applications. On the other hand, more … Related articles All 3 versions

Speech-Based Human and Service Robot Interaction: An Application for Mexican Dysarthric People SOC Morales, GB Enríquez, FT Romero – Int J Adv Robotic Sy, 2013 – Abstract Dysarthria is a motor speech disorder due to weakness or poor coordination of the speech muscles. This condition can be caused by a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or by a degenerative neurological disease. Commonly, people with this disorder also have … Related articles All 3 versions

Speech-based formation control of the multi-robot system KL Su, YC Lin, BY Li, JH Guo – Artificial Life and Robotics, 2013 – Springer Abstract The article presents multiple pattern formation control of the multi-robot system using A* searching algorithm, and avoids the collision points moving on the motion platform. We use speech recognition algorithm to decide the various pattern formations, and … Related articles All 5 versions