HARKBird is a set of scripts that allows us to conduct the following processes using HARK and a microphone array with a simple GUI interface:
- records and play a track with a microphone array TAMAGO (System in frontier Inc.).
- performs a preliminary localization (with custom settings of some
- outputs the localization results with PDF, JSON, TextGrid, and tab separated text formats for further analyses.
- provides a simple tool for editing and annotating (adding species label) the results.
- This is the first version. A major update based on our experiences of field works will be done in near future.
- Because Microcone (Dev-audio) discontinued, we mainly assume the use of TAMAGO (System in frontier Inc.).
About HARK and HARKBird
- HARK (Honda Research Institute Japan Audition for Robots with Kyoto University) is an open source software for robot audition, which enables us to localize, separate sound sources in real time.
- We adopt this software for analyzing acoustic interactions among species and their surrounding acoustic environment. The current HARKBird is the first version of our software for this purpose.
- HARKBird is developed by the research group of Reiji Suzuki, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University. Currently, it is maintained by Reiji Suzuki.
- HARKBird is released under the MIT license (http://opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php), but limited to the academic pr personal use only.
- Note that HARKBird itself does not contain the any packages for HARK (only scripts that use HARK).
- You can download the package and instructions how to install and use from here.
- We thank the HARK developer team for many supports with regard to construction of the scripts the use of HARK.
- Reiji Suzuki, Graduate School of Information Science, Nagoya University: firstname.lastname@example.org