ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2008

Anton: an animatronic model of a human tongue and vocal tract

Robin Hofe, Roger K. Moore

This paper describes AnTon, the first animatronic model of a human tongue and vocal tract which is being developed using biomimetic design principles. The present model consists of movable tongue and jaw models that are connected to a fixed hyoid bone and a skull. AnTon's ability to reproduce speech gestures has been investigated using MRI scans of human subjects producing standard vowels. In the future, the animatronic vocal tract will be used to study the relation between speech variation and energy investment, specifically in the context of the Lombard reflex.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-656

Cite as: Hofe, R., Moore, R.K. (2008) Anton: an animatronic model of a human tongue and vocal tract. Proc. Interspeech 2008, 2647-2650, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2008-656

@inproceedings{hofe08_interspeech,
  author={Robin Hofe and Roger K. Moore},
  title={{Anton: an animatronic model of a human tongue and vocal tract}},
  year=2008,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2008},
  pages={2647--2650},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2008-656}
}