Help with an Idea to hack Amazon Echo Alexa for robotics Answered
I have been consumed with the idea of using an Amazon Echo as a foundation for a robotics project. It has a simplistic IFTTT command ability which would make great functionality for a robot. There are lots of simple on off switches already compatible with the device. The Echo is cloud based and constantly learning so the voice cammands will be come more and more streamlined over time. It already is wifi and bluetooth enabled, can play music and search the web for you.
My idea is to add mobility. I don't know if I will ever attempt this but I am intrigued to see what we can come up with. Using RFID tags to identify people in my home, I can imagine easily telling Alexa to come to me or to do certain activities. Set alarms for reminders to take medicine and then bring it to you etc. I just feel like this allows an easy leap for some home robotics.
One idea is to marry it to a Roomba so it has other functionality. Add a wireless video camera. Keeping it as "off the shelf" components as possible would be great. I don't know where I am headed with this but I would love for others on here to chime in and put in their two cents worth. Thanks for reading this and I hope to hear from some of you.
update: I'm thinking of making an Instructable from what I've learned so far. instead of posting add ons here in comments.