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Robo Pi
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Marvin Minsky's society of mind PDF book if anyone would like to read it you can also buy it at book stores such as Amazon.com etc.

Sorry the PDF book is too large to download here, either Google it, or pick it up in the bookstore it's worth it.

 

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I toyed with, and am still dreaming about installing voice command/control/interaction on at least one of my bots, but due to my interactions with Jarvis and Alexa, I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to need a name that's unique... Like Flagmatron or something (yes, I know flagmatron isn't a word, or, in fact anything like a word, but that's the point. I'll never have to worry about it being "woken up" accidentally in a random conversation... unless, of course, the Transformers find a new very patriotic robot... and if they do, I want royalties)


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I too have been thinking about ways of making the wake up command very clear. I don't like the idea of having the speech recognizer constantly listening.    Instead, I thought I might use in FPGA board to create a hard-wired perceptron that just recognizes the wake up keyword.    This way, only when that hardware FPGA board hears the wake up call will it turn on the speech recognizer in software.

My keyword will simply be "Alysha listen".   When she hears this she will say "I am listening", and turn on her software voice recognition.  When she believes she is done listening she will simply say "thank you".   Or I could simply tell her to "stop listening".

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Another short PDF of the linguistic AI project dictionaries part B.   I'm creating these using a dictating machine.   These are fairly crude, I have more information on another computer at home that has the actual python programs written on it but I don't have access it to here from here at the health care center.

 

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I guess I've come as far as I can with the word documents I'm still in a nursing home which has been a major change in my life.   Actually a change for the good, many good things are happening here.  I'm ready to move on to the actual Python dictionary coding. In order to do that I need to change over to my Raspberry Pi computers which I am using for the linguistic AI model.  

Today I had my cousin collect my 4 Raspberry pies along with 2 Jetson nanos, and a whole lot of other accessories, and bring them into the nursing home so that I can move on to the actual python coding.

Not sure if I'll ever return to my little cottage in the Woods.  Sure would love to! 😊 

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Posted by: @robo-pi

Today I had my cousin collect my 4 Raspberry pies along with 2 Jetson nanos, and a whole lot of other accessories, and bring them into the nursing home so that I can move on to the actual python coding

You must be the most fascinating resident in that home!

Just wanted to chime in to say how good it is to see you back in action again, you had us all very worried. I do hope your health continues to get better every day.

And I suspect that doing some Python coding will brighten your spirits and accelerate your recovery even further.

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Actually a change for the good, many good things are happening here.

I'm so glad to hear that!

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Glad to see you back in action, and best wishes for a speedy and continuing recovery.

As Bill said you have got to be the most interesting resident of the facility.

We are all waiting for a poem as soon as you get a chance to compose something for us.

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Thanks bill and Steve.  Moving into this nursing home really was a great thing for me as I needed a change in my life I was procrastinating far too much, and now I have a real sense of urgency to get things done!

I've finally come to realize that life isn't going to sit around and wait for me, I need to get up and take it by the tail.

A simple thing like this Microsoft dictating software has really made a difference because instead of just sitting around moping that I can't easily type I actually took the initiative to use this dictating software and it works great!

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You must be the most fascinating resident in that home!

Yes, I've already been recognized as the resident computer expert here and everyone knows about my Alysha project. Especially the speech and occupation therapists.  They are very interested in my project because they are also interested in how young children learn, and they see that my project is going along those lines so they are fascinated with my AI project.

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Marvin Minsky's society of mind PDF book if anyone would like to read it you can also buy it at book stores such as Amazon.com etc.

I downloaded this book today and have glanced over a good set of pages (42 to be precise). And this book really seems to be something that (if, I could recommend) all must read - whether they are into electronics or not - I mean, there is a great set of information on that one.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful book. Not sure, if I will every practically implement in an electronic project, but it will help me become a better person/parent. Something that I would always be thankful for.

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Not sure, if I will every practically implement in an electronic project, but it will help me become a better person/parent.

Marvin Minsky's book is a great book to gain the main ideas.  However it's not the best book for trying to actually code the implementation of his ideas.  His ideas are quite vague, and quite frankly, ill-defined in many cases. For example, he doesn't actually explain what he means by his term "agent".

For you to create your own coding example you would need to create your own concept of an agent and you are free to do that in whatever way makes sense to you.

In my model I am creating "agents" that are Python dictionary managers those will be my "agents".

However I am sure there are many ways the agents can be created and imagined to be, so the possibilities are endless with the programmer.

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I've been watching your Pico video Bill.   You always get me distracted on these newfangled boards I gotta be aware that I don't get sidetracked into Pico mania.  🤣 

Electronics is a huge candy store of fun things to do it's so easy to get lost in the candy.   At the same time it's also nice to know what all is available when you do need something like this so you have been a great help in keeping me up to date on what is available.

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New books just came today: Webster's everyday language reference set .   These will just be some books I will use on my Linguistic AI Project.   In case anyone is interested in the exact same books that I will be using.

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Baby steps.  Today my cousin brought in a box of my computer stuff from home. I now have 4 Raspberry Pi4's here play with.    One of them already has the Alysha Linguistic AI program on it.   So I will soon be able to set up and start writing Python code on my project.

I still have 2 Jetson nanos that they could not find.   Apparently they don't know what Jetson nano is (ha ha).   I will be sure to get those shortly.

By the way Bill, you are the first one to introduce me to a Jetson nano.  Chris on Explaining Computers also had very good reviews for The Jetson nano and this convinced me to finally purchase 2 of them which I am very glad that I did as they are fantastic little development boards.   And then, of course, the most excellent Paul Mcwhorter taught me how to use one in his great video series on The Jetson nano and AI.

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Here are a couple pictures of Alysha robot.   The first one I put together from Google pics, the second one is a drawing my sister created for me to make it a little more artistic is just to give some ideas what the robot will look like.    It's a little girl's body on top of 2 wheelbases.   The smaller wheelbase for indoors, and the larger wheelbase she rides up on when she wants to go outside.

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