You may have heard others saying “robot move forward,” but behind the robot voice command is plenty of software and hardware that working as a speech recognition system.
If you’re looking to build a voice-controlled robot, the video presented on YouTube demonstrates how the most common forms of communication for humans also work in robotics using the ODP S3-voice technology. The voice controlled bot is an easy to handle four-wheeled robot equipped with a BeagleBone Black and the ODP S3-voice technology. The robot is also equipped with a loudspeaker to repeat the command received by the user and sensors to detect obstacles and navigate autonomously.
SemVox’ voice controlled robot powered by ODP S3
The speech recognition feature increases the ability of a robot to interact with a user having in hands only a gadget such as a smartphone.
The robot can also be controlled using others Linux single board computers such as Raspberry Pi. Back to our project, the BeagleBone Black communicates with the user device via a w-lan network. This type of connection provides flexibility in movement for the mobile robot.
The ODP S3 is a platform based on semantic intelligence and designed as a solution to comprehend and interpret user input. It can recognize and interpret the contextual factor which occurs naturally in the human speech.
In the SemVox robot project, the software has the role to listen commands such as “go forward”, “stop”, “go left,” or even more, it can interpret combining commands such as “robot dance.”
The SemVox robot is just a demonstration of what a voice controlled system can do for a robot. But the voice recognition and interpretation system would find its implementation in a wide variety of applications. Any maker and hacker can build household applications such as washing machines or a microwave controlled by human speech. The possibilities are endless especially in robotics.