Virtual reality’s true potential lies within its inherent ability to transport the user and immerse them into another world and experience. At IBM, we want to help developers increase that immersion.

Voice commands continue to increase in popularity thanks to phone assistants and in-home assistants. Users of virtual reality realize that game controls in VR need to be more dynamic in order to take full advantage of the platform.

In the Create a virtual reality speech sandbox journey, you can leverage Watson APIs in Unity to easily build in voice commands to your virtual reality experience. Increase immersion and ease of use by turning your users voices into the controller. Design your experience so users can destroy, create, or interact with a simple voice command.

Get started with our virtual reality speech sandbox journey today. You’ll find code, step-by-step instructions, architecture diagrams, and more!

2 comments on"Easily set up voice commands in virtual reality with Watson"

  1. Virtual reality’s true potential lies within its inherent ability to transport the user and immerse them into another world and experience. At IBM, we want to help developers increase that immersion.

    Voice commands continue to increase in popularity thanks to phone assistants and in-home assistants. Users of virtual reality realize that game controls in VR need to be more dynamic in order to take full advantage of the platform.

    Very good article. We are interested in IBM’s Watson API to create text to speech. We are currently developing a project in Unity which we will need text to speech. We tried different setups, but the outcomes are not so great. Thank you for the link, we are going to walk through the steps of the sanbox journey to make it work for our virtual reality project.

  2. Harald Heide Gundersen August 02, 2017

    It would be very nice indeed if Watson sdk for unity would support building for uwp HoloLens as well. It works in the editor with a HoloLens prosject, but I don’t have the time to fix 80 errors when trying making a uwp project

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