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I would like to build a box that answers some simple questions.? Answered


An example of this would be I could say "What is the weather outside today?" and it would pull the weather from a website and speak it to me.I assume an arduino and wave shield should be a good start, but never having worked on a project like this I am not sure.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

10 years ago

Voice recognition is Not Easy; if you really want to speak to your box you're going to either need a lot more computing power than a microcontroller, or you'll need to send the audio across to another machine to interpret, or you'll need to settle for a very primitive system where you design the questions you can ask specifically to be easily distinguished from each other (and accept that it's sometimes going to respond to random other conversation).

Ignoring that (assuming you'd be willing to settle for button input, for example), I'd still strongly suggest you start by prototyping this on a standard PC, and only move to a dedicated box after you've got the software fully designed.

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Hexbomber
Hexbomber

Answer 10 years ago

I've thought about this, I plan on having it hooked up to a standard PC anyway to grab data from the internet, but would it be possible to utilize say, the ready made functions of the windows Vista / Windows 7 voice recognition software?