uSpeech Library- Some unanswered questions!

Hi guys! I am building a project that involves speech recognition. I plan to use the uSpeech library, it looks epic (https://arjo129.wordpress.com/experiments/µspeech/)

  1. How acurate is uSpeech at longish distances. (A yard or two? Across a medium sized room?)2

  2. Will this mic work with uSpeech (at these longish distances)
    http://www.amazon.com/SMAKN®-MAX9812-Microphone-Amplifier-Arduino/dp/B018JODCL2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=A2OCOGC9B25845

  3. How can I interface MULTIBLE mics into ONE Arduino running uSpeech? (Like 4-5)

Thanks for any help! :slight_smile:

Hello? Anyone?

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spycatcher2k:
Hello! What?

Uh… please see the original post to this thread.

I looked up the uSpeech library, but I think it has more a geek toy appeal than a real life usage as most tiny speech recognition solutions have a lot of things to be desired to be fully usable.
When the mic is too far, an echo comes to play and everything is out of whack. You can add as many mics as you want by simply having pre-amp for each mic and then a simple mixer going to arduino.

In any case you will need a mic pre-amp (even simple one like on the sparkfun) https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/BreakoutBoards/Amplified-Mic-Electret-v14.pdf
But I wouldn't invest too much time and money into this as you may be disappointed with the result.

Oscarko:
But I wouldn't invest too much time and money into this as you may be disappointed with the result.

Hmmm... What are some alternatives?

My criteria:

  1. Must Be Cheapish (Under $100)

  2. Cannot be bitvoicer. (I have a Mac, and cannot seem to find any Mac version of Bitvoicer. If there is an app LIKE Bitvoicer that runs on OSX, I'm all ears)

  3. Must be SPEECH recognition, not VOICE recognition. Voice recognition responds only to one persons distinct voice, while speech is for anyone! (However, if there is a way to turn a voice recognizer into a speech one, like using Easy VR Shield but with ANYONE'S voice, I'm all ears as well!)

  4. That voice recognition module thing (Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Geeetech-Sensitivity-Recognition-Microphone-Arduino/dp/B00JY3OWWQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461550309&sr=8-1&keywords=arduino+voice+recognition+module) will not work, because storage is too limited and every command has to be sorted into five groups.

So... what works? Any ideas?

WesleyRTech:
Hmmm... What are some alternatives?

My criteria:

  1. Must Be Cheapish (Under $100)

  2. Cannot be bitvoicer. (I have a Mac, and cannot seem to find any Mac version of Bitvoicer. If there is an app LIKE Bitvoicer that runs on OSX, I'm all ears)

  3. Must be SPEECH recognition, not VOICE recognition. Voice recognition responds only to one persons distinct voice, while speech is for anyone! (However, if there is a way to turn a voice recognizer into a speech one, like using Easy VR Shield but with ANYONE'S voice, I'm all ears as well!)

  4. That voice recognition module thing (Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/Geeetech-Sensitivity-Recognition-Microphone-Arduino/dp/B00JY3OWWQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461550309&sr=8-1&keywords=arduino+voice+recognition+module) will not work, because storage is too limited and every command has to be sorted into five groups.

So... what works? Any ideas?

Does anyone know any alternatives?