Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Voice Recognition

Voice recognition under Linux is a pain, but then under windows it never worked very well. After a bit of playing around i found that the voice recognition program is not the problem but the quality of the sound that we feed into the voice recognition program, there is back ground noise, motor noise and other voices have different pitch(women and kids)so its no wonder the results are poor. The program hark has the features required all it needs is a microphone array. The kinect seems like it will do the job, But getting the microphone to work under with linux is the problem libfreenet only works with older kinects and only on some ports Robbie has 2 kinects a older one for navigation mounted low to the ground  and a newer one for face tracking mounted in his head. Before I can can move to the next stage I have to swap them over just sapping the leads over results in no microphones found. and swapping them will mean removing the mount from one and adding a bracket to the other

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Dueling Chatbots

I wanted to test Robbie's chat engine but I was to lazy the type the questions so I
set up another chatbot  and had to 2 talk together the result was amusing to say the least they chated away for 5 minutes before one of them crashed, The biggest problem was they answered the question then asked one of there own which became 3 then 4 then 20 answers plus a extra question . Next time I try it the response will be limited to the last 2. The chat engine has been intergrated into the AI now  if i send a unrecognized  request it will go to the chat engine