I mentioned in another link that I use home automation a lot and have my home totally automated. The system I use is PLC-BUS, but essentially it is all controlled by a PC running Homeseer.
I would love to know if any others are using Homeseer too. The system allows control of events and actions in the house from a mic input. It can be any mic that shows up in Windows.
I would love to be able to use the mic onboard the robot as a voice input to the homeseer system (this only requires that it is selectable as an input mic within windows) but don't know if will show in windows ? My wowwee rovio robot when connected showed as a mic input. It would allow me to give the home automation system voice commands from the bots! Also the home automation system has a speaker output which would be cool to have the robot speaker selectable as an output (as long as the speaker shows in windows as an audio output it will work - he could then announce reminders, tell you when someone is at the door etc ? I also have a Sonos system linked to the automation system via a homeseer plugin. So it kind of opens up the question of how we can integrate the bots into our home better - tell them to turn the lights on - play us music etc! It's well exciting!