Voice-Controlled Artificial Handspeak System


Our open man-machine interaction project aims to establish an automated voice to sign language translator for communication with the deaf using integrated open technologies. The first prototype consists of a robotic hand designed with OpenSCAD and manufactured with a low-cost 3D printer ─which smoothly reproduces the alphabet of the sign language controlled by voice only. The core automation comprises an Arduino UNO controller used to activate a set of servo motors that follow instructions from a Raspberry Pi mini-computer having installed the open source speech recognition
engine Julius. Our open source project aims to be reproduced world-wide for the inclusion and integration of the disabled into the society -see: http://sdu.ictp.it/3D/voice2hand.html

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