Authors create a character by what they say, and HOW they say it.
Example: What are you doing?
- very slow
- very fast
- very low
Let's program Pepper!
You have learned that authors create characters by what they say and HOW they say it. You will revise your stories on Choregraphe to create more characterization through the changing of the speed and tone of the robot’s voice.
How to connect to the robot:
1) Find these buttons at the top left corner of your Choreographe window.
Click green to connect, other to disconnect
2) Click this to connect to the virtual robot.
3) Click this to connect to a real robot.
How to change the virtual robot to Pepper:
1) Click the Choreographe menu and go to Preferences
2) Click the Virtual Robot tab.
3) Choose Pepper Y20 (V16) from the drop down menu.
4) Close the Choreographe application, then open it again and you’ll see Pepper!
How to write your program:
1) Go to the Box libraries area on the bottom left of your screen.
2) Open “Speech” then “Creation” and find “Animated Say”
3) Drag it from the box library to the flow diagram.
4) Right click the box and choose Set Parameters to change the speed and pitch of the voice.
5) Raise/lower the pitch by changing “Voice shaping” to a higher/lower number. Speed up/slow down the speed by changing “Speed” to a higher/lower number.
6) Connect your box to the Universal Start and the Universal Stop.
Now click the green play button at the top of the screen to run your code (and remember to save).
Open the Choregraphe file you saved from the previous lesson. Change your character’s voice to create more characterization.
Learning how to program takes time to build, so be patient. Don't feel bad if you make a mistake. Mistakes are very comment while programming.
If you are struggling to get the robot to do what you want it to do, ask yourself:
- Where might the problem be?
- What recourses can I use to find the solution to the problem?