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Learning Robotics Using Python by Lentin Joseph

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Chapter 8. Working with Speech Recognition and Synthesis Using Python and ROS

In this chapter, we will mainly discuss the following topics:

  • Introducing speech recognition, synthesis, and various speech processing frameworks
  • Working with speech recognition and synthesis using Python in Ubuntu/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X
  • Working with speech recognition and synthesis packages in ROS using Python

If the robots are able to recognize and respond the way human beings communicate, then the robot-human interaction will be much more easier and effective than any other method. However, extracting speech parameters such as meaning, pitch, duration, and intensity from human speech is a very tough task. Researchers found numerous ways to solve this problem. Now, ...

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