Singing Robot Offers Eerie Demonstration Of Vocal Synthesis

Vocaloid Speech Synthesis Gives Robot Its Voice      02/11/09

This video captures a demonstration of Yamaha's singing robot HRP-4C.

HRP-4C is a humanoid robot. It has has the appearance and shape of a human being, can walk and move like one, and interacts with humans using speech recognition .

This peformance features the robot "singing" through the capabilities of Yamaha's Vocaloid voice-synthesizing software. The software synthesizes vocal performances based on sequenced melodies, typed text and vocal libraries of sampled singers.

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replicant    Said...

now the robots can sing to all of the japanese old people they will be taking care of....

02-Nov-09 09:05 AM


The Guvnor    Said...

At 2:14am EDT November 4th, 2009, the singing robot became self aware.

In the ensuing panic and attempts to shut Vocaloid down, Yamaha retaliated by firing nuclear missiles at their target sites of the American Idol TV production studios.

Simon Cowell returned fire and three billion Yamaha Motif Rack units were destroyed in the nuclear holocaust. This was what has come to be known as "Vocaloid's Got Talent Day".

However, the Resistance was able to prevent this by sending Dave Spiers & his Minimonsta back through time, upsetting the flow of future events.

03-Nov-09 11:15 AM


Dave Spiers    Said...

@ The Guvnor - LMAO ;-)

04-Nov-09 07:37 AM


The Guvnor    Said...

I'll be Bach...

05-Nov-09 09:52 PM


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