Playful Interaction with Voice Sensing Modular Robots

Bjarke Heesche, Ewen MacDonald, Rune Fogh, Moises Pacheco, David Johan Christensen

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This paper describes a voice sensor, suitable for modular robotic systems, which estimates the energy and fundamental frequency, F0, of the user’s voice. Through a number of example applications and tests with children, we observe how the voice sensor facilitates playful interaction between children and two different robot configurations. In future work, we will investigate if such a system can motivate children to improve voice control and explore how to extend the sensor to detect emotions in the user’s voice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ICSR 2013
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-02674-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventICSR 2013 : International Conference on Social Robotics - Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Oct 201329 Oct 2013


ConferenceICSR 2013
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

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Heesche, B., MacDonald, E., Fogh, R., Pacheco, M., & Christensen, D. J. (2013). Playful Interaction with Voice Sensing Modular Robots. In Proceedings of ICSR 2013 (pp. 180–189). Springer. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Vol.. 8239