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Thread: Talking Robot at Science Center?

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    Default Talking Robot at Science Center?

    Has anyone seen the talking robot in the science center? It's in that futuristic hall, next to the "low battery" LEGO robot. I saw it talking with quite a few kids with their parents watching by the side.
    However, I feel that the robot's AI capability is beyond the current technology - basically it seems to recognize speech in a multi-source noisy environment and respond to the questions real-time. If I remembered correctly, the best commercial voice-to-text software still needs to be trained to the specific user's accent, and most voice synthesis software still sound unnatural - but this robot carries a robotic voice with human intonation (and a little bit of local accent if I'm not wrong).
    Another curious thing is it only operates for a very short period time every day.

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    Default Re: Talking Robot at Science Center?

    Quote Originally Posted by grantyale View Post
    Another curious thing is it only operates for a very short period time every day.
    Wowww.... this robot sounds really cool...
    But being so cool, maybe it can only operate for a short period a day due to overheating?
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    Default Re: Talking Robot at Science Center?

    Some of us have the feeling that some of the messages in Kopitiam are being posted by some typing robots.

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    Default Re: Talking Robot at Science Center?

    that robot is lame!!

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    Default Re: Talking Robot at Science Center?

    If talk to the robot in Hokkien, what will it reply???

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    Default Re: Talking Robot at Science Center?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Potter View Post
    If talk to the robot in Hokkien, what will it reply???
    "Hor Say Boh?"

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    Default Re: Talking Robot at Science Center?

    there is a camera and a mic hidden somewhere...behind the robot, there is a room in which the operator "listens and speaks" via the robot.
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    Default Re: Talking Robot at Science Center?

    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    there is a camera and a mic hidden somewhere...behind the robot, there is a room in which the operator "listens and speaks" via the robot.
    Inside the robot is a Hokkien Peng.

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