Picard ASR is an advanced automatic speech recognition (ASR) system that is dedicated to run on platforms with extremely low resources. Especially the amount of on-chip RAM dominates the price of a microcontroller (µC), why Picard is strongly optimized in terms of RAM memory consumption. Thus, Picard ASR is the first high quality state of the
art speech recognition system (world-wide lowest RAM consumption of 15 kB) which is able to run on low price µCs. This enables the usage of speech controlled human machine interfaces (HMI) not only in high-end life style products but also in medium and low price consumer products. Hence, Picard ASR provides the potential for speech HMIs to appear in everyday life, making our world more interactive.