Realtime speaker tracking for robotic auditory system

Hideyuki Sawada*, Atsushi Todo, Toshiya Takechi

*Corresponding author for this work

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Voice and sounds are the primary media employed for the human communication. Human is able to exchange information smoothly using voice under different situations such as noisy environment in a crowd and with the existence of plural speakers. We are surrounded by various sounds, and are able to detect the position of a source sound in 3D space, extract a particular sound from mixed sounds, and recognize what makes the sounds. The paper will introduce a realtime detection and identification of particular sound among plural sound sources using a microphone array based on the location of a speaker and the tonal characteristics. The algorithm is applied to an adaptive auditory system of a robotic arm for the interaction with humans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIECON 2006 - 32nd Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventIECON 2006 - 32nd Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics - Paris, France
Duration: 2006 Nov 62006 Nov 10

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)


ConferenceIECON 2006 - 32nd Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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