Have you ever wondered what would happen if you combined Stack-chan, the lovable robot, with ChatGPT, the AI chatbot? Well, wonder no more, because that's exactly what robo8080 did, and the results are pretty impressive.
In a series of videos posted on Twitter, robo8080 demonstrates the capabilities of this chatbot system, which uses an iPhone for voice recognition and the ChatGPT API for conversation management. The robot itself is the adorable Stack-chan, and voicetext is used for text-to-speech.
In one video, robo8080 asks the Stack-chan why the sky is blue, and the response is spot-on. In another video, the Stack-chan is asked about the mechanics of airplane flight, and it delivers a detailed and accurate explanation. But perhaps the most fun part of this system is that you can set up a conversation with Stack-chan themselves. With the "I am a cute robot named Stack-chan" setting enabled, you can chat with the lovable robot and get all kinds of amusing and informative responses. And if you really want to have some fun, you can even get two Stack-chans talking to each other! It's a pretty neat demo of the capabilities of the ChatGPT API and the potential of AI chatbots in general. Of course, as you may already know, ChatGPT can sometimes give nonsensical responses that don't match up with the facts, but in the context of a chatbot designed for casual conversation, that can be part of the fun.
With all the buzz surrounding robo8080's demo, people are already asking where they can get their own Stack-chan. While there are plans to commercialize the robot, for now, it's still a work in progress. But keep an eye on the project page, as more updates are sure to come.
[This post was co-authored by meganetaaan and ChatGPT.]