I helped create a "voice" for the personal robot with a limited speaker range by sampling speech and approximating tone using variable pitch arrays in C++ code. The project was a collaboration with Joe Walsh. The voice was created on order to help portray the various emotional sates that resulted from the bot's growing personality. We worked closely with Marc Böhlen whose task it was to "endow the robot with the capacity to appear to be more than a mere machine."

Marc Böhlen

John Bruneau 2020