To develop a voice-operated procedure browserand astronaut assistant for the International Space Station.
As the project has progressed, the followingkey objectives have emerged:
The browser should be a general tool that can accept any suitably formatted new procedure as a data object.
- Flexible command vocabulary
The user should be able to move freely around the current procedure and carry out other related activities, entirely using voice commands.
- Hands-free operation
The system should be usable in an "open-mic" mode, where it can distinguish between voice commands requiring a response and speech directed at other people.
- Robust dialogue
It should be possible to undo or correct any misrecognition or inappropriate response with a single voice command.
- High-quality spoken output
Text read by the browser must be clearly comprehensible, even in noisy background conditions.
Beth Ann Hockey
Kim Farrell (Project Lead)
Article in New Scientist, June 27, 2005