Beitrag

Potentials and risks of robust voice control and adaptive audio feedback as an HMI system for industrial production

Tag / Zeit: 16.08.2021, 15:20-15:40
Raum: Schubert 6
Typ: Regulärer Vortrag
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Zusammenfassung: The degree of automatization in the industry 4.0 is rapidly growing, so that the ways of interaction between workers and machines is getting more important than ever before. The lack of highly efficient communication solutions is a great risk for the preservation of the high-wage production site Germany. To face the worldwide wage competition in the production, it is necessary to optimize the human machine interaction (HMI) in terms of efficiency, usability, and reliability. Human speech, as the most natural way of communication, integrated in an industrial HMI system, offers a range of potential benefits which are not exploited in most applications today. One reason is a lack of current machines to accommodate novel HMI concepts, making it difficult to integrate and test the potential of automatic speech recognition (ASR). Another reason is the extreme demands on ASR robustness, which is particularly challenging in loud industrial environments. This contribution explores how ASR technology can be integrated into existing production machines, how robust ASR performance is in different industrial environments, and which HMI use-cases could benefit most from replacing existing touch panel-based interaction with robust voice control and adaptive audio feedback.