If you are a fan of Stephen Hawking, then you probably know how robotic voices sound. They are mechanical voices that sound like they’ve been synthesized using computer software. Ideally, robot voices are used by robots, but they can also be used in music, as well as on voice-over projects. Why would one want to include robot voices in their voice-over? Well, how about to target robot enthusiasts. If you’re working on a robotics documentary, robot voices will help put things into perspective.
A couple of decades back, robots were just this theory that scientists and IT experts were working on, mostly in their heads. Today, however, it is a reality thanks to technological advancements. Robotic voices have been around way before robots were a reality, and they have evolved. Today, robots do not have to sound robotic because technology allows them to adapt human-like speech. Traditional robotic voices are mainly used in voice-overs for entertainment and educational purposes. However, if you have a way of weaving robotic voices into an ad voice-over, don’t shy away from making it happen.
Robotic voices are ideal for targeting robotic enthusiasts. The robotic sound you go with will determine how people perceive your message. When you’re working on a project, decide from the onset if you want a futuristic or a traditional-sounding robot.
Originally, robot voices used to be mechanical; however, digital sounding robotic voices are not the only available ones. If you’ve watched a modern movie featuring a robot, you’ll notice that most of them are human-sounding.