Trick or Treat! Thomas the Empathetic Robot

POSTED IN: Building Bridges from R to IBM Watson

Thomas the Empathetic Robot

This is Thomas!

He is a prototype "Robot" I am building with my kids for Halloween

Basic backbone technology is using IBM Watson speech to text (STT), emotion and tone analysis to display on a visor what the speaker's emotional message and TONE is.

Later, we plan to detect more sophisticated signals with Natural Language Classifiers - and perhaps give him a 'robot' voice, engage in conversations, and run the Text to Speech through some robot voice distortion circuitry.

Also thinking about how to give it mobility (voice controlled locomotion) and moving the arms without totally wrecking the mannequin

API's are here https://www.ibm.com/watson/developercloud/services-catalog.html and free trial available on Bluemix at https://console.ng.bluemix.net/






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Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Hi! I like to play with data, analytics and hack around with robots and gadgets in my garage. Lately I've been learning about machine learning.

About this blog

This is an informal blog that explores tools, code and tricks that group members have developed to engage IBM Watson cognitive computing services - from the R Programming Language. Packages include RCURL to access Watson APIs - for services that include Natural Language Classifier and Speech to Text. THIS IS MY PERSONAL BLOG - it does not represent the views of my employer. Code is presented as 'use at your own risk' (it has lots of bugs)

Created: September 13, 2015


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