Richard Savery

Sound and Robotics

Edited book Collection

In December 2023 my edited book titled ‘Sound and Robotics’ was published on CRC press. Book chapters and more information can be viewed at Book description below.

Sound in human-robot interaction currently encompasses a wide range of approaches and methodologies that is not easily classified, analyzed, or compared between projects. This edited book covers the state-of-the-art in sound and robotics aiming to collect existing approaches in a combined volume. Collecting chapters from world-leading academic and industry authors, the book also includes surveys of the existing work in sound and robotics. The first set of chapters explores how robots use and listen to verbal communication, considering the merits and disadvantages of speech for human-robot interaction. The second section shifts to the roles of non-verbal communication in HRI, including a look at industry practice, consequential sound, sonification and audio cues. The third and final section describes current approaches to robotic musicianship, from improving trust, to technical and creative perspectives such as singing robots, and dancing to music.