Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Elite Dangerous Ship Assistant (Amazon's Alexa)

  1. #1

    Elite Dangerous Ship Assistant (Amazon's Alexa)

    Greetings Commanders!

    I thought that I should take some time to talk about a recent project I have been building. This project is still a work in progress, but it is much like EDDI and Voice Attack, but instead of all voice interaction being on your computer, it uses Amazon's Alexa to handle all of the ship commands. This project also just won 1st place in a Amazon API Mashup Contest hosted by Amazon on Hackster.io (link to my project page is here)

    Here are some current features:
    • Send commands to your ship (Ex. Raise landing gear)
    • EDSM integration to give you information on any star system, even the one you are currently in.
    • Able to read your most recent received message.
    • Utilizes Alexa's built in voice recognition so your commands are properly received.


    Here are some planned features:
    • Ability to know if a ship function is currently active.
    • Ability to send you cards through your Alexa companion app to give information as text as well as speech.
    • Integration with dynamic lighting.
    • Improve the flow. (Ex. No reprompt from Alexa)
    • And much more!


    I am a 16 year old high school student with great interest in this type of integration and would love to bring it to you guys as soon as possible. The project page is located here. Please read through the whole page, because there are two installation methods; simple does not require coding and advanced does.

    Thanks!
    CMDR Austin Mathuw

    Here is a video of it running:

  2. #2
    Just saw this today, and find it intriguing & cool!

    Now thinking I need to get myself a dot for where I play my games!

    LoL!

  3. #3
    This looks awesome...
    لقد رأيت أشياء لن تصدقوها. سفن حربية مشتعلة على كتف الجبار. لقد رأيت أشعّت السين, تبرق في ظلمات بوابة تانهاوسر. كلها لحظات ضاعت في الزمن, مثل الدموع في المطر

  4. #4
    This does look very interesting. One problem I have with Voice Attack (and it's because I don't play enough) is I can never remember the exact words I must use per command. For example, is it engines to full power, full power, max power, maximum power etc etc. That's a simple example but hopefully you get what I mean. Does this project allow us to be 'less precise' perhaps in how to ask for something, or can we modify scripts to build up the library of possible requests?

    Also I see that Windows 10 is required for some parts of the instructions. I do have a Windows 10 laptop but my gaming rig is Windows 7. Is that sufficient or must the final setup be Win 10?
    -----------------------
    Backing Elite: Dangerous (Premium Beta)

  5. #5

  6. #6
    Originally Posted by OldCoder View Post (Source)
    This does look very interesting. One problem I have with Voice Attack (and it's because I don't play enough) is I can never remember the exact words I must use per command. For example, is it engines to full power, full power, max power, maximum power etc etc. That's a simple example but hopefully you get what I mean. Does this project allow us to be 'less precise' perhaps in how to ask for something, or can we modify scripts to build up the library of possible requests?

    Also I see that Windows 10 is required for some parts of the instructions. I do have a Windows 10 laptop but my gaming rig is Windows 7. Is that sufficient or must the final setup be Win 10?
    Alexa, being a powerful tool, can hear less precise phrases and still link to a certain function. That being said, it is possible that if you say "deploy landing gear", she may hear it as "retract landing gear", because two of the three words are similar. There are ways around this and I plan on investigating this weekend.

    The code to actually send the messages to Alexa is a Universal Windows App, which requires Windows 10. I am, however, going to look at possibly linking the two programs so they can be run on other versions of windows.

    Thanks!

  7. #7
    Originally Posted by Alec Turner View Post (Source)
    Nice work! That's superb.

    Were you aware of this article?

    http://www.pcmag.com/news/350956/ale...lite-dangerous
    I was unaware of that article Thanks for posting it!

  8. #8
    Yep looking good would like to get my hands on this when it's ready..
    I'm a trader not a fighter baby....lol

    In game CMDR OSBO89

    i7 950 4.20ghz 16 gigs memory NVidia gtx 970 and 780
    matrox tripplehead to go 3x24 inch monitors plus two 22 inch monitors trackIR v5 windows 7 home premium.

  9. #9
    Hi Austin

    Your skill is restricted from me (in the U.K.). Is there anyway you can lift that restriction?
    CMDR texaspete

  10. #10
    Wow when i was 16 i was trying to convince shopkeepers i was old enough to buy vodka! Great work! Well done!

  11. #11
    this looks Great.

    But I wonder why Cortana in windows 10 could not be also implemented - since I imagine there's many using win 10.

    This in no way is saying Anything against Alexia.

  12. #12

    Future Cortana update and status of the skill migration to the UK.

    Originally Posted by Vistitor010100 View Post (Source)
    this looks Great.

    But I wonder why Cortana in windows 10 could not be also implemented - since I imagine there's many using win 10.

    This in no way is saying Anything against Alexia.
    So, I was looking at adding Cortana last night and, in February, Microsoft will be releasing their developer tools for Cortana, including a way to port skills from Alexa. I will try to do this when they release it. This update will make use of "Hey Cortana".

    Also, quick update on bringing the skill to the UK. It should be available sometime next week. It's still a work in progress, but you can see my Trello board here to see what I have planned for the future. If you have a feature you want to see added, let me know.

    Thanks!

  13. #13
    That would be Awe$ome!

  14. #14
    I started watching the video, and the grin on my face kept getting bigger and bigger. Well done! My only concern is that I would eventually want to put Alexa in a robot body so that I could punch her in the face for how many times she says "What's next?" is there a way to turn that off?

  15. #15
    Hope this project turns out to be as awesome as it sounds, I tried to get it going but Windows refused to install it due to some sort of certificate issue. I have an echo dot and desperately look for some sort of use for it other then news briefings and weather. THis skill alone would make it worth it as the echo has great Mics and voice recognition capabilities. Just being able to ask about system information is great! Best wishes towards your project, and Congrats on the award!