Honda Research Institute Japan Audition for Robots With Kyoto University

What is Hark?

HARK is open-sourced robot audition software consisting of sound source localization modules, sound source separation modules and automatic speech recognition modules of separated speech signals that work on any robot with any microphone configuration.

Since a robot with ears may be deployed to various auditory environments, the robot audition system should provide an easy way to adapt to them. HARK provides a set of modules to cope with various auditory environments by using an open-sourced middleware, FlowDesigner and reduces the overheads of data transfer between modules.

HARK has been open-sourced since April 2008. The resulting implementation of HARK with MUSIC-based sound source localization, GHDSS-based sound source separation and Missing-Feature-Theory-based automatic speech recognition (ASR) on several robots like HRP-2, SIG, SIG2, and Robovie R2 attains recognizing three simultaneous utterances in real time.

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September 08, 2021

第20回 HARK 講習会のお知らせ

2021/11/27 (土) 10:00-18:00 に同日リリース予定のHARK3.3の無料講習会をオンラインで開催します。


December 22, 2020

IJCAI-PRICAI 2020 tutorial on HARK (19th HARK tutorial)

It was finally announced that HARK tutorial at IJCAI-PRICAI 2020 will be held on January 8, 2021 (18:40-22:00 in JST, 9:40-13:00 in UTC)
See this link for details.

IJCAI-PRICAI 2020 tutorial on HARK was done.

The videos were available here.

November 28, 2020

第18回 HARK 講習会公開のお知らせ

2020/11/21 (土) にオンラインで開催した講習会の内容を harktv に公開しました。

November 25, 2020

HARK 3.2.0 released for Ubuntu.
See here for more detail.

September 18, 2020

第18回 HARK 講習会のお知らせ

2020/11/21 (土) 14:00-18:30 に同日リリース予定のHARK3.2の無料講習会をオンラインで開催します。


November 22, 2019

HARK 3.1.0 released for Ubuntu 16.04.
See here for more detail.

November 21, 2019

HARK 3.1.0 released for Ubuntu 18.04.
The Ubuntu 16.04 package will be released soon.

August 20, 2019






June 24, 2019

HARK released for Ubuntu.
See here for more detail.

June 07, 2019

HARK 3.0.7 released for Ubuntu.
See here for more detail.


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