I was scouring the internet this afternoon, and came across this project. It's a stand alone sound pattern recognition program for raspberry pi, which can be used as speech recognition for verbal commands.
I have to do more research into it, and start experimenting, but I wanted to mention it on the forum in case someone had already, or if someone was looking for something similar.
I would like to use it in multiple projects if viable, including my Raiko project. Stand alone is the name of the game!
Github link to Sopare(Sound Pattern Recognition)