Voice Activated Systems
: Physical Computing, Wireless Networks and Internet of Things
ENVIRONMENTAL VOICE CONTROLLER CONFIGURATOR
Environmental Voice Controller ECU (Voice Me)
provides complete, 100% hands
free voice control for the
mobility for devices which controlled by Infrared remote.
• Excellent voice
• Intelligent Voice Guide
friendly voice guide
intuitively instructs you what to do during setup and use.
• Support for 1
4 users and up to 120 voice commands [4 ‘voice
command groups’ with 30 voice commands per group]
Directional Infrared Emission
Circular spread powerful
infrared emission beams leave no dead spots in a room.
• Convenient Extender Handset
optional single button to
manually plus manual operation of volume
control and channel browsing.
CONTROLLED AIR CONDITIONERS
Toshiba Home Appliances Corp announced the "
NDR" series of home air conditioners, which can be operated by
When a voice command is issued to the voice controller of the
NDR series, the controller recognizes it and sends an order to the
indoor unit via infrared communication. Twenty
one items (26
words) such as "heating," "timer" and "stop" are preregistered in
the recognition circuit of the voice controller, and the air
conditioner conducts operations that correspond to those items.
For example: the command "Play Movie" could dim the lights,
turn on the TV, turn on the DVD player, turn on the stereo, set the
stereo to DVD surround sound, and finally start the movie playing.
The voice controller has a simple design with only a start button
and a notification lamp. It contains a voice recognition circuit,
microphone and speaker.
The voice recognition circuit can be activated by pressing the start
button, clapping hands, etc. And the air conditioner starts
operations when a registered word is mouthed.
microphone button is touched, whatever is said is recorded, compressed and sent to Apple's data centers
where Apple hosts Nuance's speech
like natural language processing engine.
then figures out what
has been said. Depending upon the inquiry,
creates a voice response and either sends it back to the
performs queries and sends the voice response file and data back to the handset. The
Digital Assistant is given
“life” by vocalizing answers to the question asked and, if merited, displaying information obtained via the
services (e.g., Google search results) or via the user's
resources (e.g., Map app).
also somehow manages conversations
part exchanges between a user's
center resources. So when
needs more information to fulfill a request it asks the user for more information without
forgetting what was originally asked. This is critical to making a digital assistant conversational. This ability to maintain
"conversion" by supporting multiple exchanges is essential to making
work as smoothly as it does today.
VOICE ACTIVATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND PROGRAM GUIDE
A subscriber unit for use with a program guide selection
system is described. The program guide selection system
provides program guide information which is communicated
over a communication network and includes operating
characteristics of a communication system and selection codes
which are associated with the operating characteristics of the
communication system. The subscriber unit includes: a
receiver for receiving the program guide information and the
selection codes associated with the operating characteristics,
a display for displaying the program guide information and the
selection codes to a subscriber, a microphone which is
employed by the subscriber, when the subscriber identifies on
the display a selection code which is associated with a
requested one of the operating characteristics, to orally input
a voice expression which includes the selection code, and a
speech recognition unit which is coupled to the microphone
and is operative to enable selection of the requested one of
the operating characteristics in response to the voice