Localization of multiple sources from a binaural head in a known noisy environment


This paper presents a strategy to the localization of multiple sound sources from a static binaural head. The sources are supposed W-Disjoint Orthogonal and their number is assumed known. Their most likely azimuths are computed by means of the Expectation-Maximization algorithm. Application of the method on simulated data is reported, as well as some evaluations of its HARK implementation on experimental data. Two important properties are observed: scattering effects can be coped with, thanks to the required prior knowledge of the (room-independent) head interaural transfer function; the environment noise statistics are handled separately.

IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems ( IROS ) 2014, Oct 2014, Chicago, IL, USA, 2014