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RoboTalk - Prototyping a Humanoid Robot as Speech-to-Sign Language Translator

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dc.contributor.author Homburg, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Thieme, Mirja Sophie
dc.contributor.author Völker, Johannes
dc.contributor.author Stock, Ruth
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-02T23:56:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-02T23:56:02Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/59611
dc.description.abstract Information science mostly focused on sign language recognition. The current study instead examines whether humanoid robots might be fruitful avatars for sign language translation. After a review of research into sign language technologies, a survey of 50 deaf participants regarding their preferences for potential reveals that humanoid robots represent a promising option. The authors also 3D-printed two arms of a humanoid robot, InMoov, with special joints for the index finger and thumb that would provide it with additional degrees of freedom to express sign language. They programmed the robotic arms with German sign language and integrated it with a voice recognition system. Thus this study provides insights into human–robot interactions in the context of sign language translation; it also contributes ideas for enhanced inclusion of deaf people into society.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Machine Learning, Robotic, and Toy Computing
dc.subject Decision Analytics, Mobile Services, and Service Science
dc.subject Education Robot, Humanoid-Translation Robot, Inclusion, Sign Language, 3D-Printing
dc.title RoboTalk - Prototyping a Humanoid Robot as Speech-to-Sign Language Translator
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.208
Appears in Collections: Machine Learning, Robotic, and Toy Computing


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