NAO Robot Delivers Truly Natural and Conversational Interactions with Nuance's Powerful Voice Recognition and Text-to-Speech, Driving the Future of Human-Robot Communication
We really love NAO, while working with it for 4 years, we've learned a lot about the robot, it's capabilities and especially how we, humans, interact with it. One thing is very clear: every person, either 3 or 90 years old, absolutely adore NAO. The most common response to seeing it "He is so cute!" followed by "Ohhh..." No one can ignore it, or be indifferent, the robot paved it's way to the hearts of everyone around it.
And now, thanks to Nuance, the speech synthesis company, brings 19 languages to NAO. For both, speech recognition and text-to-speech.
"Nuance and Aldebaran have combined our voice and robotics innovations to showcase what's possible for human-robot communication," Bruno Maisonnier, Alderbaran Robotic's CEO, said in a statement. "Our vision is to create even more intuitive and human-like interactions between man and machine as part of the NAO experience, in turn creating a wealth of new application opportunities for NAO and the next generation of robotic companions."
This will help many more people to interact with ANO in their native language. Isn't it awesome?