InterSinging 2010
First Interdisciplinary Workshop on Singing Voice

The University of Tokyo, Japan
October 1-2, 2010

A Singing Robot Realized by a Collaboration of VOCALOID and Cybernetic Human HRP-4C

Makoto Tachibana (1), Shin'ichiro Nakaoka (2), Hideki Kenmochi (1)

(1) Corporate Research & Development Center, Yamaha Corporation, Japan
(2) Humanoid Research Group, Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

This paper presents a singing robot system realized by collaboration of the singing synthesis technology..VOCALOID..(developed by YAMAHA) and the novel biped humanoid robot HRP-4C named.. Miim .. (developed by AIST). One of the advantages of the cybernetic human HRP-4C is is found on its capacity to perform a variety of body motions and realistic facial expressions. To achieve a realistic robot-singing performance, facial motions such as lip-sync, eyes blinking and facial gestures are required. We developed a demonstration system for VOCALOID and HRP-4C, mainly consisting of singing data and the corresponding facial motions. We report in this work the technical overview of the system and the results of an exhibition presented at CEATEC JAPAN 2009.

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Bibliographic reference.  Tachibana, Makoto / Nakaoka, Shin'ichiro / Kenmochi, Hideki (2010): "A singing robot realized by a collaboration of VOCALOID and cybernetic human HRP-4C", In InterSinging-2010, 9-14.