Accession Number : ADA187765

Title :   Voice/Natural Language Interfacing for Robotic Control.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER DOVER NJ FIRE SUPP ORT ARMAMENT CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Carroll, Edward J ; Lam, Ken

PDF Url : ADA187765

Report Date : Nov 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : This work examined past and present methods for adapting speech control to computer use. The research resulted in the development of a design methodology for implementation of a processing module to convert from single, spoken, natural language statements to a computer oriented control language. Specifically, it was designed to take the form of a small, stand alone computer board emulated by an IBM-PC and function as an expert system to translate English statements to a command set appropriate for controlling a Unimation PUMA-560 robotic arm. Even with speech control of the PUMA, the operator was still required to understand the system's capabilities and limitations. However, many of the operating difficulties, resulting from the robot's non-user-friendly programming procedures, were eliminated. Keywords: Speech synthesis; Sensor integration; Voice control; Speech recognition; Configurations.

Descriptors :   *SPEECH RECOGNITION, *VOICE COMMUNICATIONS, *ROBOTS, COMPUTERS, CONTROL, DETECTORS, INTEGRATION, MODULES(ELECTRONICS), NATURAL LANGUAGE, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, SPEECH, SYNTHESIS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, MICROCOMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Cybernetics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE