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Volume 42, 20162015 The 3rd International Conference on Control, Mechatronics and Automation (ICCMA 2015)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Robot design and development|
|Published online||17 February 2016|
Design of An Electronic Narrator on Assistant Robot for Blind People
Research Center of Electrical Power and Mechatronics, Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Cisitu 21/154 D, Bandung 40135, Indonesia
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Many personal service robot is developed to help blind people in daily life, such as room cleaning, for navigating, object finding, reading and other activities. In this context, the present work focuses the development of an image-to-speech application for the blind. The project is called Design of An Electronic Narrator on Assistant Robot for Blind People, and the final purpose is the design of an electronic narrator application on personal service robot that helps to narrate a text on a book, magazine, a sheet of paper etc to a blind person. To achieve that, a Raspberry pi board, a light sensor, OpenCV computer vision library, Tesseract OCR (Optical Character Recognition) library, eSpeak Text-to-Speech Synthesizer (TTS) library are integrated, which is enables the blind person to hear a narration from text on a book, magazine, a sheet etc.
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