Community Question

Hello y'all,
I've created a C# project and I'm already able to do basically the same as the Bing Speech Recognition plugin does, but I also need to make my EZ-B (JD) "speaks" in another language. I've installed a Microsoft voice, but that's a pretty bad one, and the Azure platform offers two very nice voices to be used.

Right now I'm stuck with how I send the voice received from Azure to the EZ-B. Azure offers a variety of audio formats.

Has anyone tried this before? I've gone through some of the tutorials in the SDK but couldn't find one that does something like that.

Thanks!
Gilvan
DJ Sures
Commented June 2017
I think someone else should get some fame and publicity for building a plugin using microsoft services. I know ez-robot would promote it and microsoft would be happy to see the engagement :D
Mickey666Maus
Commented June 2017
@ptp yes, I guess I was mixing concepts! I was actually trying to get the same thing done that @Gilvan Gomes was trying to do, since the TTS voices on Windows are kind of hard to change eg from English to German to Portuguese...

If there is anything that can be done to have a variety of voices/languages available it would be highly appreciated!
Gilvan Gomes
Commented June 2017
That's so awesome, guys! Thanks @Mickey666Maus and @ptp for all the comments. And I can't thank you enough for the tutorial, @DJ-Sures!

In
my research project, JD will work with blind people, that's why speech is so important, and the Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs have all need to complement JD's features. Once I'm done with the project itself, I'm going to publish the plugin (if no one does it until then).

Thanks again!
Gilvan
DJ Sures
Commented June 2017
What a great initiative - very impressive! I'm also certain a large number of community members would appreciate the plugin. EZ-Robot will also share the plugin in a news letter.

Also, if you happen to create a video or media regarding the research project, I'll be sure to have it added to a news letter. The ez-robot newsletter reaches pretty high profile people - i'm certain you will get quality viewers.
Gilvan Gomes
Commented June 2017
@Dj-Sures we'll probably publish an article with the results of the project/experiments, so I'll send that to you with other media once I have it later this year.

Thank you! :)
Gilvan
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Avatarby Gilvan Gomes
Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017