4. Audio

Let's plan how your robot will speak and hear!

Robots with audio capabilities provide a very interactive experience. The ARC software includes multiple skills that connect to WiFi, Bluetooth, or USB audio input and output devices. ARC has skills for both speech recognition and synthesis, as well as a skill for playing music and sound effects!

There are many ARC robot skills for audio features such as Speech recognition, Soundboard (PC), Speech Synthesis, Microphone, Talk Servo or you can view more here.

Decide on the type of audio input and speaker output devices for your robot...

Audio Input Device Types


Wired Microphone

Connects directly to a computer with a USB cable or through an existing soundcard's input port. It is only used in an embedded robot configuration.

Wireless Microphone

Connects wirelessly to a computer an RF (radio frequency) or Bluetooth connection




Audio Output Device Types


Wired Speaker

Connects directly to a computer with a USB or Audio cable. It is only used in an embedded robot configuration. You can select whether the speaker is connected via an audio cable to an existing sound card, or connects with USB.

Wireless Speaker

Connects wirelessly to a computer over Bluetooth or WiFi.