Using PocketSphinx to accept your voice commands

Sound is cool and speech is even cooler, but you'll also want to be able to communicate with your projects through voice commands. This section will show you how to add speech recognition to your robotic projects. This isn't nearly as simple as the speaking part, but thankfully, you have some significant help from the open source development community. You are going to download a set of capabilities named PocketSphinx, which will allow our project to listen to our commands.

The first step is downloading the PocketSphinx capabilities. Unfortunately, this is not quite as user-friendly as the espeak process, so follow along carefully. There are two possible ways to do this. If you have a keyboard, mouse, ...

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