automatic speech recognition; human machine interface; voice control; efficiency; human-robot control

Cars, mobile phones, and smart home devices already provide automatic speech recognition (ASR) by default. However, human machine interfaces (HMI) in industrial settings, as opposed to consumer settings, operate under different conditions and thus, present different design challenges. Voice control, arguably the most natural form of communication, has the potential to shorten complex command sequences and menu structures in order to directly execute a final command.