wall e lover 360
My 11 year old son has built a interactive walle with ez-b complete kit but cannot get the voice regognition to work the green bars on the meter go up when he speaks but no words come up in the box (ex. robot turn left)he is working on a computer with windows 7 and has a built in mic witch is working fine.
our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
him and I have spent countless hours on this and wolud appricate any help
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ARC uses the native speech recognition built into windows 7. Once you follow the tutorial, it'll be a breeze
Also keep in mind that some laptop microphones are terrible. The new Sony Viao laptops that EZ-Robot staff use have very bad microphones. My old Sony Viao microphone worked much better than the new one.
We use a Logitech Wireless Headset to compensate for the poor laptop microphone.
Do not consider putting a wireless microphone inside your robot because the robot makes too much noise. The noise will interfere with the speech recognition.
Sounds like your sons robot is pretty cool! Hopefully you'll share a quick video of it in action.
Go to the control panel in Windows
Double Click on Speech Recognition
Click either Take Speech Tutorial (if you haven't already) or Train Your Computer To Better Understand You.
Does the mic work in those?
Once that is done and if the mic is working it should work in ARC. Ensure you don't have Windows speech recognition running though. Also check to see if you have the microphone set to give exclusive control to applications, ideally this should be turned off (but it's Windows, sometimes it prefers it on... blame Microsoft).
Here is a shortcut to the help page that the ? button will direct you to: http://www.ez-robot.com/Tutorials/Help.aspx?id=90
Is voice control paused?
If possible could you post the project so we can rule out any issues on the ARC side of things.
As they said earlier, it is not an EZB thing. It is a Windows thing.
If you believe voice recognition to be working in Windows please upload your project so we can check you have VR set up correctly in ARC.