So Elaina (daughter) has a robot competition at church. Obviously at her age the kids aren’t going to be building them, the parents are. I’ve been tasked with building a robot, with no rules. I’m curious if anyone else here has ever ventured into this territory and might have some tips to share, things that you wish someone had told you before you started, or especially tips on offline voice recognition.
I ordered a bunch of stuff from pololu.com. Going with the Zuma for the base. Raspberry Pi for the brain. Trying with everything I have to manage voice recognition and custom responses without internet connectivity. Toying with pocketsphinx for input, which is fairly accurate if you limit it’s dictionary and tune it just a bit. Hoping to use Python to tie that with something like pyttsx to manage the voice output. Decent results thus far, though only one phrase and the code dies. I’m not great at making continuous listeners.
So there’s my story, and cry for help, for anyone capable and interested