Emotional Speech Corpus for Human Robot Interaction

by | Nov 1, 2018 | News | 1 comment

Our CARES PhD student Jesin James recently presented at two international conferences IEEE RO-MAN 2018 and Interspeech 2018.

Jesin has been working on emotions in speech, with part of her research funded by CARES pilot project funding. Her research exploring the development of the speech of the healthcare robots in New Zealand English. The aim is to improve the naturalness of the speech and incorporate empathy into the robot voice, to further improve its acceptance.

Research presented:

IEEE RO-MAN 2018, at Nanjing, China, August 29-31 2018: Paper : James, Jesin; Watson, Catherine; MacDonald, Bruce, Artificial Empathy in Social Robots: An Analysis of Emotions in Speech

Interspeech 2018, Hyderabad, India: Paper:Jesin James, Li Tian, Catherine Inez Watson,  An Open Source Emotional Speech Corpus for Human Robot Interaction Applications

To find out more about this research go to:

https://cares.blogs.auckland.ac.nz/research/human-robot-interaction/speech-production/

Emotional Speech Corpus for Human Robot Interaction

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