Victim Detection Using UAV with On-board Voice Recognition System

Yuki Yamazaki, Masaya Tamaki, Chinthaka Premachandra, C. J. Perera, Sagara Sumathipala, B. H. Sudantha

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Abstract

In this paper, we present a voice recognition based victim detection system using an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). When a large-scale disaster such as a huge earthquake occurs, the building collapses and it is expected that many people will be buried in rubble. Under such circumstances, it is very important to detect victims effectively in order to promptly rescue victims and raise the survival rate. Therefore, in this study, we propose a system for detecting and rescuing victims whose are buried in rubble. In this study, a speaker installed on the UAV makes sounds for victims to react, and victims are detected by capturing their reaction voice. This reaction voice is mixed with drone sound and other sounds in outdoor environment. For this reason, extracting the human voice from this sound mixture is important to detect victims. We first discuss about the development of an UAV with an on-board voice recognition system using a Raspberry pi. Then present about extracting the vic surrounding sounds. We experimentally showed the performance of victim detection using the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages555-559
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692455
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 26
Event3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019 - Naples, Italy
Duration: 2019 Feb 252019 Feb 27

Publication series

NameProceedings - 3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019

Conference

Conference3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019
CountryItaly
CityNaples
Period19/2/2519/2/27

Keywords

  • Navio2
  • UAV
  • victim detection
  • voice recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Optimization

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    Yamazaki, Y., Tamaki, M., Premachandra, C., Perera, C. J., Sumathipala, S., & Sudantha, B. H. (2019). Victim Detection Using UAV with On-board Voice Recognition System. In Proceedings - 3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019 (pp. 555-559). [8675647] (Proceedings - 3rd IEEE International Conference on Robotic Computing, IRC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IRC.2019.00114