Children’s perception of synthesized voice

Robot’s gender, age and accent

Anara Sandygulova, Gregory M P O’Hare

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Abstract

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
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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