Creating a Voice for MiRo, the World’s First Commercial Biomimetic Robot

Roger K. Moore, Ben Mitchinson


This paper introduces MiRo — the world’s first commercial biomimetic robot — and describes how its vocal system was designed using a real-time parametric general-purpose mammalian vocal synthesiser tailored to the specific physical characteristics of the robot. MiRo’s capabilities will be demonstrated live during the hands-on interactive ‘Show & Tell’ session at INTERSPEECH-2017.


Cite as: Moore, R.K., Mitchinson, B. (2017) Creating a Voice for MiRo, the World’s First Commercial Biomimetic Robot. Proc. Interspeech 2017, 3419-3420.


@inproceedings{Moore2017,
  author={Roger K. Moore and Ben Mitchinson},
  title={Creating a Voice for  MiRo, the World’s First Commercial Biomimetic Robot},
  year=2017,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2017},
  pages={3419--3420}
}