I received an email this morning from Dr.Christoph Bartneck at Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands. He informed me about a new spoken language in development:
ROILA is a spoken language for robots. It is constructed to make it easy for humans to learn, but also easy for the robots to understand. ROILA is optimized for the robots’ automatic speech recognition and understanding. We provide open source software that allows your Lego robot to understand ROILA. We are currently also working on enabling your robots to speak ROILA. Check out our website at http://roila.org/
Take a look - and be sure to let the team know what you think. Reading down the blog a bit, you'll see that they're asking for testers, too... if anyone gives it a try, let me know! I'd love to have a few testers share their experiences with us via a guest blog post.