Sound synthesis for communicating nonverbal expressive cues

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Show simple item record Fernández de Gorostiza Luengo, Javier Alonso Martín, Fernando Castro González, Álvaro Salichs Sánchez-Caballero, Miguel 2022-08-03T11:53:48Z 2022-08-03T11:53:48Z 2017-03-13
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation IEEE Access, (2017), v. 5, pp.: 1941-1957.
dc.identifier.issn 2169-3536
dc.description.abstract Non-verbal sounds (NVS) constitute an appealing communicative channel for transmitting a message during a dialog. They provide two main benefits, such as they are not linked to any particular language, and they can express a message in a short time. NVS have been successfully used in robotics, cell phones, and science fiction films. However, there is a lack of deep studies on how to model NVS. For instance, most of the systems for NVS expression are ad hoc solutions that focus on the communication of the most prominent emotion. Only a small number of papers have proposed a more general model or dealt directly with the expression of pure communicative acts, such as affirmation, denial, or greeting. In this paper we propose a system, referred to as the sonic expression system (SES), that is able to generate NVS on the fly by adapting the sound to the context of the interaction. The system is designed to be used by social robots while conducting human robot interactions. It is based on a model that includes several acoustic features from the amplitude, frequency, and time spaces. In order to evaluate the capabilities of the system, nine categories of communicative acts were created. By means of an online questionnaire, 51 participants classified the utterances according to their meaning, such as agreement, hesitation, denial, hush, question, summon, encouragement, greetings, and laughing. The results showed how very different NVS generated by our SES can be used for communicating.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher IEEE
dc.rights © 2017 IEEE. Translations and content mining are permitted for academic research only.
dc.subject.other Sound synthesis
dc.subject.other Human-robot interaction
dc.subject.other Electrosonic mode
dc.subject.other Social robots
dc.subject.other Non-verbal sounds
dc.subject.other Sonic mode
dc.subject.other Quasons
dc.title Sound synthesis for communicating nonverbal expressive cues
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.subject.eciencia Robótica e Informática Industrial
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 1941
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 1957
dc.identifier.publicationtitle IEEE Access
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 5
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000019621
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ingeniería de Sistemas y Automática
dc.affiliation.grupoinv UC3M. Grupo de Investigación: Laboratorio de Robótica (Robotics Lab)
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