hi, am currently working on a hack for the rs media to make it voice controlled, phone controlled, bluetooth controlled, and wifi controlled. ( making the remotes a bit usless )
you need a raspberry Pi ( £ 30 )
sound card ( £ 5 ) ( for the mic, )
optional usb to serial converter ( RS V1s , V2s may be doable differently )
BT modual ( £ 1 ) ( pound shop special
wifi dongle ( 10 ) optional extras for fun IR dongle ( or build one from the PI GP0s, ( easy enough ) .
We have it all tested ( individualy ) working, althoug i have not wired up the internal mic yet, using a spare. we have looked atr 2 voice options, one online, one offline. both are functional, but the online one, does not need any training and is very accurate, and easy to set up, the offline one is a bit more trick to set up, but it works. offline, you can command the robots movments, fuctions and any sensors/triggers, allows yo uyto play songs ect.
The online one uses the net as a brain ( google servers ) and is outsandingly good and understanding questions. even the most oddest of questions, anything it interprits as math or sience, it asked wolf=alpha, ( its not allowed to be switched on whiles my daughter does her homework )
Still to do, power the PI direct from Bot, ( very easy ) trying to interface the camera and sensors from head, directly to PI ( i may replace the cam to make it easyer, but it should only cost £ 10.
battery charging ( near field charging if possible, if not a charge circuit ) Scratch interface for the PI, for macro and bodycons
chatterbots, ( OMG, scary, 2 rs medias, different CBs, you just mention religion, they start arguing, its funny but a bit freeky, ) For rs media V1s, you will have to do the serial hack, for v2s, there may be another, none hacky way to do it.
some usage examples
Me "hello robot" ----Robot realises am talking to it, not asking a question or movment command,
---- Robot uses track human to locate you ( easyer than the DIR mics in the head )
Robot responds " Hello ", and waves its arm ( only first time you say hello it waves ) Example
me " robot, question, how far away it the moon "
------ robot looks up wolf-google-wiki,
Robot responds " approximatly 240,000 km , would you like further details ? "
----- robot looks at what devices it can connect to, TV, Tablet phone, and will send it if asked. With the IR dongle, it can switch the devices on first.
Lots of ideas, not lots of time, always the same with projects like this.
My current task, set by my daughter, get both rsms doing a version of Daft Punk, better harder faster stronger. On youtuble, the term Daft fingers, or daft bodies, gives yo uyan idea of what she expects,