Howdy, I've got a couple things I need your guys' advice on. I think I would like to implement speech recognition and text-to-speech on my robot. For the text-to-speech, I have been thinking of two things, either hack a sound chip with microphone from Radioshack or buy a text-to-speech module, this is what I have found so far. It's called the V-Stamp from RC Systems:http://www.rcsys.com/modules.htm
If you guys know about this module then I might get it since it seems pretty easy to use since it's USART and it's basically sending ASCII strings to the module and then it plays it. Problem is the module is $80 which I probably would not mind but it still pretty expensive.
For Speech recognition, i'm still a little iffy since people and my professors have told me that as far as they can remember, most of the speech recognition applications that people have used on their robots do not work. Do you guys know any that actually work?
Unfortunately, I have no experience in using signal processing for speech recognition using MatLab or anything software so if it is anything like a telephone voice text-to-speech module then that would fit fine.