The VoiceBot: a voice controlled robot arm

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The VoiceBot: a voice controlled robot arm
We present a system whereby the human voice may specify continuous control signals to manipulate a simulated 2D robotic arm and a real 3D robotic arm. Our goal is to move towards making accessible the manipulation of everyday objects to individuals with motor impairments. Using our system, we performed several studies using control style variants for both the 2D and 3D arms. Results show that it is indeed possible for a user to learn to effectively manipulate real-world objects with a robotic arm using only non-verbal voice as a control mechanism. Our results provide strong evidence that the further development of non-verbal voicecontrolled robotics and prosthetic limbs will be successful. Author Keywords Voice-based interface, speech recognition, motor impairment, robotics ACM Classification Keywords H.5.2 Information Interfaces and Presentation: User interfaces ?--Voice I/O; K.4.2 Computer and Society: Social Issues--Assistive technologies for persons with disabilities
Brandi House, Jonathan Malkin, Jeff Bilmes
Added 24 Nov 2009
Updated 24 Nov 2009
Type Conference
Year 2009
Where CHI
Authors Brandi House, Jonathan Malkin, Jeff Bilmes
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