Creepy robotic head can sing in any language

On August 24, 2011, in Robotics, by Mike Jefferson

Over the years we saw many different robots, but the most impressive ones were the robots that could sing, and if you’re a fan of singling robots we have something special for you today.

Firstly, we have to admit that this robot, or robotic head to be precise looks surprisingly scary, but if you get over the creepy looks, you might be surprised. Unlike other singing robots out there, this one can read music, and it does that simply by photographing a musical score with cameras that are built into its eyes. After that, special algorithm extracts pitch, rhythm, and lyrics and sends it over to the robot’s voice synthesizer. As for reading of the music, this robot reads music in just 40 seconds and it can sing in any language as long as the lyrics are written with Roman spellings. We have to mention that this robot doesn’t sing robotically, and it is using motors to produce facial expressions that are changing automatically according to the emotion of song’s lyrics.

This robot isn’t just a singing robot, it can do so much more, but it won’t win hearts of the customers with that creepy look.

[via CNET]

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