Sound in Robotics

Very few topics are as exotic as robots. In our attempt to make robots as useful as possible, the sound component is as important as any of its other parts of which we normally would associate with robots, i.e. mechanical bodily functions. This webinar explores some of the latest different research angles in which sound in robotics can be used to improve robotics, its use cases, applications or research questions.

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Form: webinar

Date: 23 May 2023

Time: 15.00 – 16.30

Place: Online via Zoom

Price: free

Language: English

If you have questions about signing up, please contact Murielle De Smedt,

Participant profile:

  • Researchers
  • Robotics engineers
  • Acoustics engineers
  • Acousticians
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Machine learning/ AI Engineers
  • DSP Engineers
  • Audio/ Sound engineers
  • Audio Enthusiasts

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Robotics is a vast field that spans into all kinds of robots. Whether that is a more humanoid type of robot, or a warehouse repetitive mechanical robot doing the same task an infinite amount of times. For humanoid robots one would normally assume that the sound part is mainly the voice of the robot; where as for other types of robots, sound would normally be more related to its mechanical features, or for some kind of specific task that involves different sound sensors or even, designing a robot for the purpose of sound research (and not necessarily focusing on the sound properties of the robot itself). In this webinar we will go from one end of the spectrum to the other – from robot voices to silent robots that were developed for the purpose of sound research.

Jonas Jørgensen, Associate Professor at University of Southern Denmark

Jonas was originally trained as a physicist (BSc) and an art historian (BA, MA) at Copenhagen University and Columbia University (New York). Later he did his transdisciplinary practice-based PhD on soft robot aesthetics at the IT University of Copenhagen. Jonas is currently Associate Professor at the Center for Soft Robotics at the Biorobotics section at SDU and his research spans the fields of technical soft robotics research, human-robot interaction, practice-based artistic research, and media art history.

Jonas Jørgensen

Jesper Rindom Jensen, Associate Professor at Aalborg University

Jesper received his PhD and Postdocs from Aalborg University and is now Associate Professor for 6 years. The topic of Jesper’s Ph.D. studied sparse representations and processing of multi-channel signals. Jesper’s research spans the fields of Microphone array signal processing, speaker localization, joint audio-visual processing, image processing, tracking, noise reduction, beamforming, optimal filtering, enhancement, speech processing and spatio-temporal filtering.

Jesper Rindom Jensen

Christer P. Volk, Senior Specialist at FORCE Technology 

Christer received his MSc in electronics and acoustics from DTU in 2012, specializing in psychoacoustics. In 2016 he completed an industrial Ph.D. from Aalborg University working on mathematical modelling of characteristics from reproduced audio in collaboration with SenseLab. He is currently a Senior Specialist, with responsibilities within development of software for conducting listening tests, sensory statistical analysis, as well the continued development of SenseLab’s speaker spinners for improved perceptual audio evaluation of loudspeakers. 

Christer P. Volk

This event was created in collaboration with IDA – The Danish Association of Engineers. The participant list of this event will be shared with IDA for statistical use only. 

When you participate in this event, your time will be used as co-financing for the Innovation Power Project, which is funded by the Danish Business Promotion Board and the Danish Ministry of Higher Education and Science at a standard rate. Read more about Innovationskraft  HERE

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