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Making a Computer butler, What should it do? Answered

I am making a Computer Butler in Python I Know how to program it I just need to know what other people would like a computer butler to do for them.

note: when I say "Computer Butler" I mean a program on your computer that you tell what to do and it does it for instance:

Master: Hello Butler how are you
Hello master
I am good, Thank you
Master: can you open a file for me
Of coarse, What file would you like to open? 
Master: Chrome
(Chrome opens)

thank you all in advance for any answers. Once my butler is finished I will try to make a instructable on making it

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DanielB4 (author)2014-08-23

Tazti already does this and quite well. A computer butler needs to monitor speech and use an expert system to offer choices and distinguish between noise and a command.

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AndyGadget (author)2011-01-14


How about something like THIS
An absolutely classic video.


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FastLearner (author)AndyGadget2011-01-14

I still haven't found a cheap way of having a computer control motors. Do you know of an instructable that has any information on that?

thank you for any replys

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AndyGadget (author)FastLearner2011-01-15

Easiest way is with a serial IO board.  Thet come with different capabilities (relays, opto-isolators, motor drivers etc) and you can control them from any programming language via your PCs serial port.

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FastLearner (author)AndyGadget2011-01-15

are there any alternatives like, something you can make with stuff you have at home(just curios)?

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AndyGadget (author)FastLearner2011-01-16


You can use your PC parallel port for simple inout and output with up to 12 outputs and 5 inputs.  No time look it up now but Google around for 'parallel port input output' or similar.

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AndyGadget (author)AndyGadget2011-01-16

THIS or THIS tutorial tells you everything you need to know about it.
Google for 'parallel port interfacing' to find other information.

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FastLearner (author)AndyGadget2011-01-16

Thank you so much! this is perfect

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lemonie (author)2011-01-13


"Parker, would you fetch me those photos of the cats, on a silver tray."

The use of this must be in place of something worse at the job. I'm not going to open an .exe is such a drawn-out way, but I might send a "butler" off to do some work while I'm busy with something else.

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FastLearner (author)lemonie2011-01-14

what work would you have your butler do?

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lemonie (author)FastLearner2011-01-15


Tidy my files up and throw out the trash

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FastLearner (author)lemonie2011-01-15

What would you define as trash

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lemonie (author)FastLearner2011-01-16


Unwanted stuff to be deleted.

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yokozuna (author)2011-01-14

I think you can do better than this version, but the video is rather funny.  It should also give you some ideas like the music he plays and such.

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