Lab. of Biological Information Engineering|
Introduction of Research
Auditory system is of equal importance as visual system which conveys a lot of information, because it has the advantages that are not present in vision. Audition is omni-directional, acts in the darks, and can make us notice with sound sources in hiding or other rooms. The time resolution is quite high, and the low computational cost make it possible to understand a scene in a faster way. Moreover, audition plays an important role on early perception of changes in the environment, such as in the case where we usually look back when a sound is heard behind us.|
We have the ability to identify and localize sound sources. In the case of human voice, we can understand what one says and even recognize one's emotion.
We are conducting researches on localization, separation and recognition of multiple sound sources as an understanding of scene with audition, and Kansei information processing based on audition for higher level process.