Man-Machine Voice Interface Using a Commercially Available Neural Chip

  • Nicolás J. Medrano-Marqués
  • Bonifacio del Martín--Brío
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2085)


Speech recognition is a common application area for artificial neural networks. Although most of the speech recognition systems are implemented as a complex software running in a conventional computer, nowadays there are commercially available neural chips for speech recognition targeted to embedded applications. A prototype for man-computer interface based on one of these neural chips is shown; the developed circuit controls a computer mouse with speech commands. This voice-activated mouse is ‘plug & play’, in the sense that it can be directly connected to a mouse port without requiring any special software. The technique proposed can be easily applied to other computer input peripherals, such as keyboards or joysticks.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolás J. Medrano-Marqués
    • 1
  • Bonifacio del Martín--Brío
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Ingeniería Electrónica y ComunicacionesUniversidad de ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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