April 27, 2010

Creepy Mouth Aids Hearing Impaired

Japan's Kagawa University engineers built a robot to assist the hearing impaired to speak. Made up of an an air pump, a resonance tube, a nasal cavity and a microphone, the artificial vocal chords talks and uses an algorithm to mimic human speech. Once it compares the user's speech to its own, it suggests pronunciation adjustment. Check out the creeped out video. It kind of reminds us of one of SeƱor Wences' creations.

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Via Popsci

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at April 27, 2010 8:40 AM
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