Small-footprint keyword spotting for low-resource languages with the Nicla Voice

Speech recognition is everywhere these days, yet some languages, such as Shakhizat Nurgaliyev and Askat Kuzdeuov’s native Kazakh, lack sufficiently large public datasets for training keyword spotting models. To make up for this disparity, the duo explored generating synthetic datasets using a neural text-to-speech system called Piper, and then extracting speech commands from the audio with the Vosk Speech […]

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Controlling a bionic hand with tinyML keyword spotting

Traditional methods of sending movement commands to prosthetic devices often include electromyography (reading electrical signals from muscles) or simple Bluetooth modules. But in this project, Ex Machina has developed an alternative strategy that enables users to utilize voice commands and perform various gestures accordingly. The hand itself was made from five SG90 servo motors, with each one moving […]