Rospeex: A cloud robotics platform for human-robot spoken dialogues

Komei Sugiura, Koji Zettsu

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Abstract

To build conversational robots, roboticists are required to have deep knowledge of both robotics and spoken dialogue systems. Although they can use existing cloud services that were built for other services, e.g., voice search, it will be difficult to share robotics-specific speech corpora obtained as server logs, because they will get buried in non-robotics-related logs. Building a cloud platform especially for the robotics community will benefit not only individual robot developers but also the robotics community since we can share the log corpus collected by it. This is challenging because we need to build a wide variety of functionalities ranging from a stable cloud platform to high-quality multilingual speech recognition and synthesis engines. In this paper, we propose 'rospeex,' which is a cloud robotics platform for multilingual spoken dialogues with robots. We analyze the logs we have collected by operating rospeex for more than a year. Our key contribution lies in building a cloud robotics platform and allowing the robotics community to use it without payment or authentication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIROS Hamburg 2015 - Conference Digest
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages6155-6160
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479999941
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 11
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015 - Hamburg, Germany
Duration: 2015 Sep 282015 Oct 2

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
Volume2015-December
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Other

OtherIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2015
CountryGermany
CityHamburg
Period15/9/2815/10/2

Keywords

  • Cloud computing
  • Microphones
  • Robots
  • Servers
  • Speech
  • Speech recognition
  • Speech synthesis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Sugiura, K., & Zettsu, K. (2015). Rospeex: A cloud robotics platform for human-robot spoken dialogues. In IROS Hamburg 2015 - Conference Digest: IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (pp. 6155-6160). [7354254] (IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems; Vol. 2015-December). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IROS.2015.7354254