SPEAKY - SPEAKY for Robots
SPEAKY for Robots (S4R) aims at fostering the definition and deployment of voice user interfaces (VUIs) in robotic applications where human-robot interaction is required. S4R promotes speech technologies transfer towards manufacturing processes, to provide semi-automatic speech-based interface development for robotic platforms. This in turn will boost up the robot presence in manifold activities, by supporting a natural interaction with humans.
S4R‘s specific goal is a novel Robotic Voice Development Kit (RVDK). A RVDK is conceived as an interactive environment aiding designers to define the voice interface according to the desired application requirements. In order to design and implement the RVDK, state of the art solutions about lexical vocabularies and knowledge representation to capture the semantics of the domain, and natural language processing technologies will be integrated.
S4R targets two possible application domains: Home services, where a user controls a humanoid robot through a voice user interface, and outdoor robotic surveillance, where the user is controlling the action of a wheeled robot capable of navigating in rough terrain.