Patent Number: 6,310,629

Title: System and method for advanced interfaces for virtual environments

Abstract: A system and method for providing a controllable virtual environment includes a computer (11) with processor and a display coupled to the processor to display 2-D or 3-D virtual environment objects. Speech grammars are stored as attributes of the virtual environment objects. Voice commands are recognized by a speech recognizer (19) and microphone (20) coupled to the processor whereby the voice commands are used to manipulate the virtual environment objects on the display. The system is further made role-dependent whereby the display of virtual environment objects and grammar is dependent on the role of the user.

Inventors: Muthusamy; Yeshwant K. (Plano, TX), Courtney; Jonathan D. (Richardson, TX), Cole; Edwin R. (Highland Park, TX)

Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated

International Classification: G06F 3/033 (20060101); G06F 003/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018