Publications and Research

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Spring 2019


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to benefit society in the realms of medicine, security, manufacturing, entertainment, marketing, and many others. One of the advances of AI is in the field of Natural Language Processing and Speech Recognition; making computers understand what humans say and mean. On the other hand, the term Augmented Reality (AR) refers to the technologies that superimpose digital content generated by computers over the user’s view of the real world. AR technologies enhance the version of the physical environment with computergenerated sensory input such as sound, video, or graphics overlaid on top of the real-world view. Our research project focuses on integrating AI with AR, specifically on using Speech Recognition for controlling virtual AR objects to enhance the human-computer interaction. We present an empirical study that compares currently available alternatives for creating an AI Bot to implement voice controlled systems. We selected the alternative that meets the criteria of openness, usability, and cost. Here, we present an application in which an online AI Bot process user’s commands to control the behavior of cars in a virtual show room. The technology used by this application can be used on a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as monitoring systems, entertainment, or commerce and advertising.


Undergraduate research. Mentor: Benito Mendoza (Computer Engineering Technology)



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