Wolfgang Von Kempelen's Speaking Machine

Wolfgang von Kempelen's Speaking Machine is a manually operated speech synthesizer that began development in 1769, by Austro-Hungarian author and inventor Wolfgang von Kempelen. It was in this same year that he completed his far more infamous contribution to history: The Turk, a chess-playing automaton, later revealed to be a very far-reaching and elaborate hoax due to the chess-playing human-being occupying its innards. But while the Turk’s construction was completed in six months, Kempelen’s Speaking Machine occupied the next twenty years of his life. After two conceptual “dead ends” over the first five years of research, Kempelen’s third direction ultimately led him to the design he felt comfortable deeming “final”: a functional representational model of the human vocal tract.

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Wolfgang Von Kempelen's Speaking Machine - A Significant Contribution
... Shortly after the completion and exhibition of his Speaking Machine, in 1804, von Kempelen died, though not before publishing an extremely comprehensive journal of the past ... translates to The Mechanism of Human Speech, with a Description of a Speaking Machine, published in 1791), contained every technical aspect of both Kempelen’s construction of the Speaking ... In 1837, Sir Charles Wheatstone resurrected the work of Wolfgang von Kempelen, creating an improved replica of his Speaking Machine ...
Wolfgang Von Kempelen's Speaking Machine - Second Design
... While not all letters were represented at this point, Kempelen had developed the technology required to produce most vowels and several consonants, including the ... Kempelen comments “In order to continue my experiments it was necessary, above all, that I should have a perfect knowledge of what I wanted to imitate ... In this way my talking machine and my theory concerning speech made equal progress, the one serving as guide to the other.” “It was possible, following the methods I’d been using, to invent separate ...
The Turk - Tour of Europe
... Following word of its debut, interest in the machine grew across Europe ... Kempelen, however, was more interested in his other projects and avoided exhibiting the Turk, often lying about the machine's repair status to prospective ... Von Windisch wrote at one point that Kempelen "refused the entreaties of his friends, and a crowd of curious persons from all countries, the satisfaction ...
Wolfgang Von Kempelen
... Johann Wolfgang Ritter von Kempelen de Pázmánd (Hungarian Kempelen Farkas) (23 January 1734 – 26 March 1804) was a Hungarian author and inventor ...

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