Friday, June 03, 2005

Japanese Researchers Develop Technology To Aid Robotic Hearing

The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) has developed a hearing system for robots to allow them to focus on a speaker's voice even in a noisy environment.

Combining the signals from eight microphones with visual acquisition of the speaker's location, the system allow can determine which sounds originated from the speaker. The pristine signal is then fed to the speech-recognition system for analysis.