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Anyone for Pi? Mods and hacks for the Raspberry Pi

The Pi is powerful enough to carry out speech recognition, as demonstrated by this voice-controlled robot arm.

The system is using the Julius open-source speech-recognition engine running on the Pi with the Linux Debian Squeeze distro.

In the demo the creator uses a microphone to command the arm to manoeuvre and open and close its grip. See more footage of the system in action.

Screenshot: aonsquared/YouTube.com

By Nick Heath

Nick Heath is a computer science student and was formerly a journalist at TechRepublic and ZDNet.