Monday, August 2, 2010

A robotic model of the human vocal tract?

It's not pretty, but this anthropomorphic bot developed at Waseda University in the Takanishi lab can talk -- well, produce some vowels anyway. Have a look here.

1 comment:

CEJ said...

It looks like something that was chasing Mrs. Peel in an episode of the Avengers. If it makes human-like vowel sounds, I guess it shows one thing: it isn't that simple to model speech production.