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Robot Butler Update
« on: July 08, 2007, 06:37:33 AM »
This is what I have working so far on my butler robot. (in case anybody want to know)
Drive System- Two motors on wooden frame and two caster wheels. Motors work using relays.
Voice Recogniton System:
Processor- Dell Laptop
Voice recognition software- SoftwareDragon Naturally Speaking 9
Control Software- My own creation
Microphone- Logitech Webcam
Interface- Phidgets 0/16/16 Interface Kit (from laptop to robot)

Ok so this is how the whole system basically works. The Dragon software reads my visual basic program for command buttons. My command buttons' captions are words like Go Forward or STOP. Whenever the Dragon software hears any of those captions being spoken it clicks on it automatically. These buttons are all programmed with commands to control the robot which is connected to the phidgets.
Also what I did was use AT&T Text to Speech to generate confirmation messages. Like if I were to say Go Forward then the GO Forward button would be clicked by the Dragon program and a sound would be played. (A voice saying "Going Forward")

Manual Control System- A joystick I hacked so that the user can hop on and drive the robot manually

I am getting sonar sensors and connecting them to the laptop for object avoidance and detection.
Wireless Control using remote assistance will be done by August. Check my other posts on how I did it.
Feel free to message me or email me about questions or comments.

Look at the pics attached. In case u havent relaized the robot's name is Chives. Whenever I say CHive sit begins listening for voice commands.
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Re: Robot Butler Update
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 06:38:47 AM »
uch, the pics came out bad. any way you get the  point of how the program works.
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I finished my computer to robot interface.
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 05:10:56 AM »
The interface is completed.
To see a screenshot of the program running goto my blog
http://erobots.blogspot.com/
The picture is in front and the code can be seen by checking the comments of one of the post.
Email me if you want to know any more details or if you have any questions
,Eric
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Re: Interface done
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 01:30:41 PM »
Here is the feed if anyone wants it:
http://erobots.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default
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Re: Robot Butler Update
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 08:08:14 PM »
Hey, nice bot.  I've been looking for a heavy-load cheapie robot base and that Q Chariot might just be the ticket.  Thanks!

PS.  I might take out the old motors and hook up some nice big stepper motors, which I have in abundance.  Much easier to control and move straight that way. 

Do you happen to know the dimensions from wheel-to-wheel?

-Tom

 


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