Children’s perception of synthesized voice: Robot’s gender, age and accent

Anara Sandygulova, Gregory M P O’Hare

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This paper presents a study of children’s responses to the perceived gender and age of a humanoid robot Nao that communicated with four genuine synthesized child voices. This research investigates children’s preferences for an English accent. Results indicate that manipulations of robot’s age and gender are successful for all voice conditions, however some voices are preferred over the others by children in Ireland.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-602
Number of pages9
JournalLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9388 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event7th International Conference on Social Robotics, ICSR 2015 - Paris, France
Duration: Oct 26 2015Oct 30 2015


  • Child-robot interaction
  • Human-robot interaction
  • Perception
  • Robot
  • Voice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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