Talk at EEI Colloquium: “An Overview on Robot Audition” by Prof. Hiroshi G. Okuno

This talk will be given as part of the EEI Colloquium (Elektrotechnisches Kolloquium des Departments EEI)

Title: An Overview on Robot Audition
Presenter: Prof. Hiroshi G. Okuno
Affiliation: Department of Intelligence Science and Technology,
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Date: 05.10.2015
Room: H15
Begin: 15:00 Uhr
Duration: about 30min (w/o discussion)


Auditory processing for a robot, that is, robot audition is essential to human-robot interaction since the robot is expected to communicate with humans as we do. The main problem with robot audition is that the input signals captured with robot-embedded microphones are contaminated by noise sources such as environmental noise, interruption by other speakers, ego-motion noise of the robot, and so on. This talk will show, supported by demo videos, how robot audition can solve these problems, e.g., by means of binaural processing and microphone array processing.