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Ravi Lingineni

Published Apr 20, 2019

Talk like a Pilot - Winner of AWS Grand Prize

Using Alexa to simulate speaking on the radios to ATC

This was an Alexa Skill I built when I was a student pilot and was struggling to talk on the radios.

You can speak to Alexa as if you’re a pilot and requesting to take off or land and ATC will respond. The underlying architecture was based on a finite state machine. It was an interesting way to build a voice based Alexa Skill. It won the AWS Educate challenge recently.

You can read more about the technical details and problem space in two places:

  1. My Project Submission Page

  2. AWS Educate Winners Blog Post

Here is a quick video demonstrating the project in action: