Bishop State Student Uses Xbox Kinect Device In Invention Of Voice Interface Controlled Robot (Video)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Bishop State Community College student James Deese has found a way for quadriplegics and the elderly to retrieve items with the use of a robot.

Deese’s Voice Interface Controlled Robot (VICR) was designed using a Kinect interface for the Xbox video game system as the input device for sound. He had to interface four different systems and write a program for his laptop.

Deese is using a state-of-the-art piece of digital equipment found on satellites and deep-space probes called an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) to create a robot that understands language and reacts to voice command.

During a demonstration today at Bishop State's Southwest Campus the 35-year-old Deese showed how his invention works.

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