Integrated voice control in RR...
I found voice control to be a nice complement to car computing, I found if very useful and fairly accurate for the most part but I was running into limitations with adding commands and keeping focus on the apps I was trying to control from ones that I have tried. So I created one so I could modify as needed and made it very flexible for other apps. I made it so it would load a different command sets for the different apps and sets focus on apps it does not have api access too. Nothing hardcoded but some system commands (open CD, time and date, etc.)
Anyways I wrote it in VB6 to possibly integrate it with RR since that turned out to be the front end of choice for me - Thanks Guino. Well that day came and I integrated a simple version of it and since RR is capable of sending commands to other apps it works well in the simple form.
It can easily be modified to add for any commands RR can send and there is a SendKey function to send alphanumeric for text input and edit commands so you can add other sendkey commands but striped everything else for now. I added two indicators one for !MIC_ENABLED one and one for !ONCOMMAND for visual aid in the skin. There is a hotkey to trigger command mode - currently it is F10
* Supports most Road Runner Commands
* Support for Destinator
* Support for FreeDrive
* Support for MapPoint
* Support for iGuidance
* Support for PhoneControl.NET - thank you zorro!
* Support for XM and Sirus
* Configurable greeting and randomized replies
* hotkey to use as the keyword - currently is F10
~ added confirmation for dial, shutdown and hibernate/standby commands
~ Dictation - free speech recognition for quick notes and textboxes
~ added confirmation to dictation
~ activate rules (command sets) by current screen - i.e. enable navigation rule only in GPS screen
~ added dynamic voice dialing - currently by switching to dictation mode(need to automate the switch) and saying "dial 7025551212"
~ added static voice dialing ie "dial home", this also works with buttons as well ("PHOCO_DIAL;7025551212")
~ added read from file - currently only txt files "read files"
~ added read from clipboard - allows you to copy text and it will read it "read clipboard"
~ added standby/hibernation back in since pulling code out of the rr.exe - 05-02
~ added doevents loop to rid of the gui hesitations while speaking - done - 05-02
Current Efforts: - in current test version
~ added progressbar for mic volume - done
~ added configuration to setup different voices for commands, alerts, and reading - done
~ added Outlook schedule - "today's appointments", "next appointment" - done
~ added Outlook read email - "check email", "read last email" - done
~ finish 'What commands can I say' type help support
~ Playlist by voice - working!!! need to make it so you don't need exact title
Here is a link to the Speech Recognition Engine - you will need to install the SDK as they don't have just the engine install available alone
Here is a MS tool to backup and restore Speech Profiles. It maybe possible to transfer from home to car, but I don't know how sensitive it would be on using a different Mic or different acoustics of home versus car.
added standby/hibernation back in
added doevents while speaking to avoid hesitations
added voice configuration
added read email for Outlook
added read appointments from Outlook
added progressbar for mic volume
Voice Control is now in Road Runner starting with 5-1 release - Thank you for including it Guino
You will need to add the files below to your RR directory and
add a UseVoiceControl=True line to the RR.ini