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  • hyeewang
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The channel vocoder can be used to generate a classic robotic-voice when modulated with speech, and it has found extensive use as a special effect in Hollywood.

1. What is the characteristic of robotic voice?
2. Why movie director imagine and make robot speak with such voice?
3. How does a Real robot speak? Why?
  • Last Edit: 05 February, 2009, 12:58:53 AM by hyeewang

  • SebastianG
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Reply #1
The channel vocoder can be used to generate a classic robotic-voice when modulated with speech, and it has found extensive use as a special effect in Hollywood.

1. What is the characteristic of robotic voice?

I'd say it's monotone (constant frequency) and "buzzy" where by "buzzy" I mean a spectral envelope that a tad more flat.

2. Why movie director imagine and make robot speak with such voice?
3. How does a Real robot speak? Why?

Are you joking?

Cheers!
SG

  • benski
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Reply #2
sounds like someone has a homework/writing assignment and is asking HA for answers

  • Synthetic Soul
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Reply #3
2. Why movie director imagine and make robot speak with such voice?
I remember hearing that the traditional pirate voice we hear today ("Yarr!  Me Hearties!" etc.) was first introduced by an actor playing Long John Silver in the first Treasure Island.  Since then, everyone uses his voice when being a pirate.*  Perhaps there is a similar case for robots in film, or you look at the answer to question 1.  Of course, not all robots have the classic robot voice: HAL, as an early example.

3. How does a Real robot speak? Why?
Science.  To answer questions posed by its human master.

* Yes UK members, I am a fan of QI.
I'm on a horse.

  • josefpriko
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3. How does a Real robot speak? Why?

Never listened to R2D2 ??

Quote from: benski link=msg=0 date=
sounds like someone has a homework/writing assignment and is asking HA for answers smile.gif

Lol 



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  • Last Edit: 07 February, 2009, 07:30:53 AM by josefpriko

  • hyeewang
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Reply #5
Why it is moved? What does "moved " mean?

Thanks.