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The weakness of conventional spectral subtractive-type algorithm is identified and presented in Section 2. The proposed remedial approach is described in Section 3. In Section 4, we show the proposed method's effectiveness over conventional methods with representative experiments using Aurora 2. Concluding remarks are provided in Section 5. This paper(More)
— In this paper, a simple and effective dual channel speech enhancement algorithm is proposed. The proposed algorithm incorporates a novelty filter scheme, performing associative memory and aiming at improving the performance of the dual channel Generalized Sidelobe Canceller (GSC.) The novelty filter is demonstrated as effective for enhancing the reference(More)
This paper proposes motion primitives for designing a gesture set in a gesture recognition system as Human-Robot Interface (HRI). Based on statistical analyses of angular tendency of hand movements in sign languages and hand motions in practical gestures, we construct four motion primitives as building blocks for basic hand motions. By combining these(More)
This paper addresses a novel noise-compensation scheme to solve the mismatch problem between training and testing condition for the automatic speech recognition (ASR) system, specifically in car environment. The conventional spectral subtraction schemes rely on the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) such that attenuation is imposed on that part of the spectrum(More)
This paper proposes a two-stage algorithm to separate two sound sources by using matched beamforming and time-frequency masking techniques. At first, beamforming was used to separate the sound mixtures back to the original sources while preserving the original contents to the maximum extent. The residual interference was then suppressed by the(More)
This paper proposes a combined scheme in which adaptive beamforming and acoustic echo canceller are integrated in order to achieve a robust full-duplex speech interface between user and mobile robot. In particular, this paper addresses the situation in which an echo signal and the userpsilas voice are propagated from the same direction toward a linear array(More)
This paper introduces a home robot application of multi-channel based spatial noise reduction for creating human-robot speech interfaces. A microphone array is employed first to create a speech-only directional conduit, which is realized through adaptive beamforming. Through the directional conduit, the intended speech signal from the desired direction is(More)