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Car Buddy
« on: January 24, 2008, 10:22:20 PM »
As some of you know , I am making a speech controlled robot for a car .

Here are some functions I jotted down:
Weather
Traffic
GPS
Speed
Remaining fuel
Car Status
Search for Obstacles around car
Time


any other functions?

P.S. Where can i upload my zip file to ? Its too big to upload to SoR
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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2008, 10:39:11 PM »
is the file to big to upload to freewebs? or a blog? how big is it?


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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2008, 10:40:30 PM »
its 3 mb  , how dod i upload it to blogger?
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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2008, 10:42:51 PM »
if forums wont let you. do rapidshare or megaupload
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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 10:44:14 PM »
yea what ed said :D lol anyway whats the file of?
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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2008, 10:56:06 PM »
the file is for what i have working already

u need vista and visual basic 6 or up to use the files though

its basically weather and time and mapping by speech command


Run the program CarBuddy.exe
Open Speech recognition
Read the buttons on screen to click them



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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2008, 11:16:34 PM »
ok but back to my original q
As some of you know , I am making a speech controlled robot for a car .

Here are some functions I jotted down:
Weather
Traffic
GPS
Speed
Remaining fuel
Car Status
Search for Obstacles around car
Time


any other functions?
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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2008, 11:43:29 PM »
saw this on tv a few years ago
http://feedroom.businessweek.com/index.jsp?fr_story=FRsupt217351

might help w/ ideas
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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2008, 10:14:26 AM »
How about MP3.  Every car'puter needs MP3s.

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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2008, 10:26:12 AM »
How about MP3.  Every car'puter needs MP3s.

Yea I have that already with some mp3s that I have already saved ( the shooting sound, the missile sound)  , im working on making a music player that works with Windows Speech

thanks for the input!

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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2008, 10:28:38 AM »
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any other functions?
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How about MP3.  Every car'puter needs MP3s.
definatley MP3s for a voice controlled music player.
not sure how you wold go about extracting a command from noisy background music though....

what about linking it in to your mobile phone for automated hands free dialing?

there was a comedy sketch on the radio here once that was about a GPS unit that had different regional accents for the different arias you were driving..... not very useful but a funny gimmick.

something to be aware of, the "12V" car power supply is *very* noisy. make sure you filter the power well before using it on delicate electronics.
you can get spikes anywhere up to 18V and down to 7V when starting the engine.


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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2008, 11:08:57 AM »

not sure how you wold go about extracting a command from noisy background music though....

what about linking it in to your mobile phone for automated hands free dialing?

there was a comedy sketch on the radio here once that was about a GPS unit that had different regional accents for the different arias you were driving..... not very useful but a funny gimmick.

something to be aware of, the "12V" car power supply is *very* noisy. make sure you filter the power well before using it on delicate electronics.
you can get spikes anywhere up to 18V and down to 7V when starting the engine.


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thanks for the heads up !   as for extracting the command from background noise , i guess it depends on wear the microphone is located. If its far from the speakers there may be no problem.  Also , ill try to make the microphone as directional as possible , aiming at the drivers seat only .

Hmmm I was thinking of hooking it up to a phone, but realized that since I need to get wireless internet on it anyway from one of those special  internet cards ( or perhaps just from a USB phone modem, meaning connect my fone to my computer through USB cable  and dial through there) I know that it is possible to connect your phone to your laptop by USB cable that comes with the fone for uploading tones , etc.  In fact I have gone online using my phones modem. So I could just dial through that modem using something like FoneSync ( if it still exists)

Or perhaps I could just use Skype and designate a phone number for the CarBuddy. Then dialling is easy .

The hardest part I'm guessing would be to rig "status sensors" , like to tell how much gas left, speed  , etc.
Whatever , ill get an old car and then I can add whatever I want. To make the car look less junky Ill perhaps jsut add on a cool car body ( not the actual engine , etc. of the cool car)
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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2008, 04:39:28 PM »
just an idea on how to filter unwanted stuff.

have another mic/ music being played. and use that imput to filter out the imput received from the main mic.

so if it's playing a song. it'll filter that song out of what to anylyze for commands
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Re: Car Buddy
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2008, 06:55:08 AM »
Hi,

Yes, add the inverted music signal (tapped before it enters the speakers), might take some fiddling depending on where the mic signal is taken from and room resonances/phase delays, but it should be possible to at least dampen it a good deal.
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A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
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