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asked 2013-02-09 15:29:20 -0500

crypticstar gravatar image

I am looking to better understand the audio capabilities (if any) in Gazebo. From the Wishlist, it sounds like Gazebo does not currently have the ability to hear any input from the world and respond to it (a la speech recognition). Is this correct? Additionally, does Gazebo allow the simulated robot to play sounds, or do any form of speech synthesis?

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Speech synthesis/sounds for what audience? E.g are you referring to speech/sounds that another simulated robot can hear? Or are you referring to sounds that a human at a computer somewhere can hear (that's generated by a robot in gazebo)?

SL Remy gravatar imageSL Remy ( 2013-02-13 19:48:01 -0500 )edit

That would be great, indeed.

Arn-O gravatar imageArn-O ( 2013-08-04 02:32:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-08-02 14:39:08 -0500

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There is an OpenAL branch in Gazebo that implements this feature. It will be distributed in gazebo-1.10.0

https://bitbucket.org/osrf/gazebo/src/aa5cc749fc6831bd367bf0455a3fac06b50e8fbe/?at=openal

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answered 2013-02-11 17:41:06 -0500

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Once upon a time Gazebo had OpenAL integrated. This got removed due to lack of support. You can still find the code by cloning the Gazebo repo and updating to revision 2bf80da8fe68.

We'd love help putting OpenAL back into Gazebo. Let me know if you're interested in this effort.

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I apologize for getting back to you so late on this question. I do appreciate your response on this. Unfortunately, I don't have any real experience with OpenAL and probably wouldn't be much use at the moment. Thanks for all you do with Gazebo!

crypticstar gravatar imagecrypticstar ( 2013-03-13 10:36:05 -0500 )edit
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