Navigating robot sonification: exploring four approaches to sonification in autonomous vehicles

Richard Savery, Anna Savery, Martim S. Galvão, Lisa Zahray

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Autonomous cars are rapidly growing in popularity and may be among the first robots to be fully integrated into society. Because of this, deep consideration of how we interact with them is crucial. Sound has played a significant role in enhancing the driving experience and improving safety through features such as safety alerts and lane crossing notifications. In this chapter, we explore the concept of sonification in the context of autonomous cars, examining its benefits, challenges, and future directions. We present four different approaches to sonification, showcasing the potential for conveying data and driving information to passengers. These approaches collectively demonstrate the potential for sonification in robotic systems and how data taken from them can be used to create compelling auditory feedback.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSound and robotics
Subtitle of host publicationspeech, non-verbal audio and robotic musicianship
EditorsRichard Savery
Place of PublicationBoca Raton ; London
PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781000993615, 9781003320470
ISBN (Print)9781032340845, 9781032340838
Publication statusPublished - 2024


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