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Robbie the Robot...Ever wanted to have a conversation, vocally, with a machine? Now you can! Robbie the Robot is a computer program for Mac OS 10.5 designed by Erin Kennedy in Grade 11. This computer program demonstrates a human-machine conversation using speech synthesis and natural language processing. With the use of language models and pre-programmed responses, Robbie has the ability to converse for a long time, while being able to reflect on past responses, then slowly transition into new sub-conversations. Furthermore, it's character appearance is animated when speaking.

What's New

Version 022:
  • Added 'tell me your secret'
  • Refined the user interface


Mac OS X 10.5 or later, Microphone.

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Macsweep Member IconComment+66

This is PPC only! I say this because it will not operate on my MacBook Pro. Mac OS 10.5.6

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sica Member IconComment+0

on my powerbook g4, Robbie keeps telling me:

"SORRY, I do not understand anything you say ...",
which is very annoying at the very beginning of a new experience.

Robbie's answer to
is a 28-words explanation about ...

... HOW he COULD NOT understand longer sentences (thanks to developer's tolerance for impaired devices).

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Downloads 1,158
Version Downloads 1,158
License Free
Date 13 Mar 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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