The speech-tab has 2 components, specifically the Say and Quick Reponses pages. Tap either of the options at the top of the page to show their components.
By default, the tab Say will be selected.
The Say-section is used to:
Make the robot say something
Repeat an earlier message
Store or delete earlier messages
The Quick Responses-section is used to:
Store a collection of messages
Edit the Quick responses
Delete the Quick Responses
|The Quick Responses created in the steering-page will be shown in the dashboard widget as well.|
The chat-screen can be used to:
Send messages for the robot to say
Send commands for the robot to execute
Text and speech-options for the message or command
History of sent messages
|Commands will not be saved in the history.|
|It is highly recommended to set the options for the message before entering the message itself.|
The bar at the bottom displays the options for the message to send to the robot:
Use the Speech-service on the tablet/smartphone to enter the message
Set the output-language of the message
Show or hide the speech-options for the message (e.g. volume, speech speed, …)
Message to send to the robot
Toggle whether the robot should speak or respond to a voice-command
Set advanced options (e.g. Animated speech)
Tap the icon to open an overlay of the voice-recognition app:
When the modal is shown, state the message for the robot to repeat or the voice-command for the robot to execute:
Once the text has been processed by the speech-service, the content will be entered in the message-field:
Tap the icon to send the message/command to the robot.
|The speech-recognition will use the selected language for the message to interpret the speech. Additionally, make sure the requirements for the speech-recognition-app are met (i.e. access to internet, access to microphone, …).|
|This setting will also be used by the speech-recognition service.|
Tap the language-field in the message-bar to display the language installed on the robot:
Tap the language for the message and tap the option 'Accept' to apply the changes:
The following contraints apply to the languages:
Tap the icon to display the options for the message:
Drag the slider(s) for a setting(1) to change the value and tap the icon (2) again to close the options:
|It is highly recommended to set the type of message to send to the robot beforehand (i.e. message or command).|
Tap the selected message-field at the bottom of the screen to enter a message or command into the text-field.
Enter the message or command to send to the robot:
Tap the (now available) icon to send the message/command to the robot.
Alternatively, a speech-to-text service can be used to enter the content of the message. See Using the installed speech-service for more information.
After entering the message to send (either using the keyboard or using the speech-service installed on the device), the icon will be shown.
Tap the icon to send the message or command to the robot.
The sent message will now be stored in the history.
|These options will only be shown if the message-field is empty.|
Tap the option (or ) to display the available message-types:
Select the action for the robot to take and tap the option 'Accept' to apply the changes.
This will change the icon in the message-bar to match the type of message sent to the robot.
The robot will state the entered message using the entered speech-options
The robot will interpret the sent message as a voice-command
Tap the button to display a list of available animations the robot can show.
|Animated speech will only be executed if the connected robot supports this option.|
Another option to animate the robot while speaking is to enable (or disable) the option 'Animated speech'.
Tap the option 'Animated speech' to enable or disable this option.
Tap outside the shown popup to close the modal.
To edit the message, either send a new message with the new settings or store the message as a Quick response and edit the new quick response.
Tap a message in the history to resend it once more to the robot.
The robot will then play it back using the set speech-properties (voice pitch, volume, …).
Swipe the message to the left to show the advanced options for the message.
|The options can only be shown for one message at a time.|
To close the options again, swipe the message to the right.
Tap the option Add to Quick Responses to store the message as a Quick Response.
This will show a popup asking for a title and category for the Quick Response. For more information on the quick response(s), see Editing the quick response
In this component, the user can play or modify the quick responses that the robot will say.
Filter the list of responses
Sort the list of responses
Details of the response
Add new response
The list can be filtered by entering a search-term in the list or applying a filter to the list.
Entering a search-term in the field
Enter a search-term in the field (1) to search the list for Quick Responses with the search-term in the name of the Quick Response.
To remove the search-term, tap the icon (2) in the right of the search-field or erase the current searched term.
|The icon will only be shown when editing the search-field.|
Filter by category or language
Tap the icon (3) to display the filter-options for the list:
A modal will be shown with the available options for the filter:
The list can be filtered to show or hide categories(1) or languages(2).
Tap one of the options in the list to toggle the display of the category or tap the button 'Unselect all' to toggle all selected options in the selected section off.
Tap the icon in the top-right of the modal to apply the changes to the list.
Tap one the shown properties of the quick response (name, language, favorite, recent) to sort the list in ascending or descending order.
|The sorting will be applied on top of the active search or filter.|
For each quick responses, the following operations are available:
Mark or unmark a response as favorite
Play the selected quick response on the robot
Edit the quick response
Delete the quick response
Tap the next to a Quick Response to (un-)mark them as favorites.
|shows the response is marked as favorite, whereas shows the response isn’t a favorite.|
Tap anywhere in the indicated area (close to the name of the quick response) to play the quick response.
Tap the icon to edit the quick response.
This will open a modal with the information of the quick response:
The current category for the response
The current name for the response
The current language for the response
The current content for the response
The current speech-options
The category-section contains the following elements:
Select a category
Create a new category
Edit the current category
Delete the current category
|The Edit- and Delete-buttons will be disabled for the Default category.|
Tap the field next to the category to show a list of available categories.
Tap a category from the list and tap the button 'OK' to select the new category.
Tap the button Add new category to open a modal asking for the name of the category.
Enter a valid name for the category (1) and tap the Save button (2) to add the new category.
|The new category will automatically be selected.|
|The edit-button will be disabled for the currently selected category.|
Tap the edit-button to open the settings for the category.
Enter a new name for the category (1) and tap the option 'Save' to change the name of the category.
|This will also remove all quick responses belonging to the category.|
|The delete-button will be disabled for the currently selected category.|
Tap the delete-button next to the category to remove the category.
This will show a modal asking to confirm the deletion of the category.
Tap the Yes-button to remove the category and its quick responses.
Tap the name of the response to edit the name of the response.
Enter a new name for the response and tap outside the name-field to apply the change.
|ZBOS Control needs to be connected to a robot before a language can be selected.|
Tap the language-selection to display a list of the languages installed on the robot.
Select the new language in the modal (1) and tap the button OK to set the new language for the quick response.
|The current speech-language will automatically be selected when adding a new quick response.|
|The content for the quick response will not be displayed in the list, only the name.|
Tap the content-section to set the content for the quick response.
Tap outside the content-modal to save the changes.
Tap the field 'Options' to display or hide the speech-options for the quick response.
Drag any of the sliders to a new value to change the options for the speech options.
Volume (from 0-100)
Speech speed (from 50-200)
Voice pitch (from 50-200)
|The list of available options depends on the connected robot.|
Tap the button at the bottom of the quick response-pane to add a new quick response to the list.
Enter the necessary information for the quick response in the popup. See Editing the quick response for more information on available settings.
|The settings for the language and speech-options will be filled in with the current settings on the robot.|