Biomimetic ears for a sensor agent robot to localize sound sources

Daniel J. Marin, Akira Mita

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Abstract

Our current environment and architecture are mainly static even though our surrounding society is constantly changing. This is why the Biofication of Living Spaces field was created, to get more adaptive and suitable living spaces. On the other hand, human was naturally empowered with a lot of features responding to the environment. His/her 2 ears are powerful tools from which he/she can acquire a lot of information such as the source localization of a sound. Interaural (between both ears) time differences enable a lateral localization and this function can be technologically reproduced. However, the sound localization in the median plane of the head provided amongst others by our external ear called the pinna is yet to be imitated in robotics. The idea of this paper is to build some biomimetic ear prototypes and to analyze theirs influences on a transfer function called Interaural Transfer Function (ITF). Once achieved, attaching these prototyped ears to a sensor agent robot, we aim particularly at a sound localization in the median plane of the robot. However, we will have a quick look at the horizontal sound localization too. Finally, these "ears" on the sensor agent robot will be convenient to get a" much accurate and useful information as possible with only 2 microphones and to use this agent for biofication of living spaces issues.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7981
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2011 Mar 72011 Mar 10

Other

OtherSensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/3/711/3/10

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biomimetics
Biomimetics
ear
robots
Robot
Acoustic waves
Robots
sound localization
Sensor
acoustics
sensors
Sensors
Transfer Function
Transfer functions
Source Localization
transfer functions
Microphones
Robotics
Lateral
Horizontal

Keywords

  • Biofication of Living Spaces
  • Biomimetic Ears
  • Interaural Transfer Function
  • Sound Localization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Marin, D. J., & Mita, A. (2011). Biomimetic ears for a sensor agent robot to localize sound sources. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 7981). [798123] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.879785

Biomimetic ears for a sensor agent robot to localize sound sources. / Marin, Daniel J.; Mita, Akira.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7981 2011. 798123.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Marin, DJ & Mita, A 2011, Biomimetic ears for a sensor agent robot to localize sound sources. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 7981, 798123, Sensors and Smart Structures Technologies for Civil, Mechanical, and Aerospace Systems 2011, San Diego, CA, United States, 11/3/7. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.879785
Marin DJ, Mita A. Biomimetic ears for a sensor agent robot to localize sound sources. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7981. 2011. 798123 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.879785
Marin, Daniel J. ; Mita, Akira. / Biomimetic ears for a sensor agent robot to localize sound sources. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 7981 2011.
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