Speech Prosody 2002

Aix-en-Provence, France
April 11-13, 2002

The Synthesis of Cartoon Emotional Speech

Pierre-Yves Oudeyer

Sony Computer Science Lab, Paris, France

Recent years have been marked by the increasing development of personal robots such as small pets or humanoids, often having young and cartoon like personalities. A key feature they currently lack is the ability to speak in a emotional life-like manner. We present here a technology that makes this possible by using concatenative speech synthesis.

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Bibliographic reference.  Oudeyer, Pierre-Yves (2002): "The synthesis of cartoon emotional speech", In SP-2002, 551-554.