An Adaptive Microphone Array Topology for Target Signal Extraction with Humanoid Robots

H. Barfuss and W. Kellermann (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg)
Intl. Workshop on Acoustic Signal Enhancement (IWAENC), Antibes, France, Sept. 8-11, 2014 (published via IEEExplore)
[showhide type=”Abstract”]Abstract: In this paper, an unsupervised adaptation algorithm for the microphone array topology of a humanoid robot is proposed, so that the spatial filtering performance is improved. In the given exemplary case, the target suppression (`blocking’) performance of a geometrically-constrained BSS (GC-BSS) algorithm is shown to improve by the adaptation of the array topology. As a decisive feature, an online performance measure for blind source separation is introduced which provides a robust and reliable estimate of the instantaneous signal separation performance based on currently observable data. Experimental results based on simulated environments confirm the efficacy of the concept.[/showhide]
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