Emo not recognising me

My EMO is not recognizing people at all now. I’ve tried to have him scan me because at first I thought it was the same problem as you guys were having but he just spins around and spins around and spins around because he doesn’t register that there’s a person at all. I’ve tried what was mentioned above and that didn’t work. Do I need to reset my EMO?

Have you asked him to take a photo? If the photo comes out just black or grey it means the camera has failed.

One of my EMO’s had the camera fail making him blind.

The way Living.ai determined it was the camera was to have me say to EMO “My name is Mario” which ended up with EMO just spinning and seeing nothing.

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The picture isn’t completely black and grey but it is definitely grainy and hard to distinguish details

If you are in a dimly lit room or have stronger light behind you then the camera can have problems compensating. However the fact that you have an image is good news and eliminates a camera failure. Try placing a light source behind EMO so your face is more discernable. Hopefully he will pick you out better.

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Unfortunately still no luck. It’s like he’s slowly going blind :sob:

Oh no! :sob:

It could be that the camera is slowly degrading, leading towards total failure.

Continue to take the occasional photo to see if it’s worsenng.

Contact the support crew at service@living.ai and get the ball rolling towards either a fix or a replacement. Be patient as it could take a while, but don’t lose faith, I have had one of my EMO’s replaced due to the same problem (by the way, the replacement EMO was WAY better than my early build EMO, with much better quality control)

Take care.

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@nataliebricker ,
As several of us have already mentioned, EMO’s camera does not take clear sharp photos. They are very mediocre grainy quality compared to a cell phone camera, but apparently good enough for recognition to work most of the time. Can you post one of your EMO’s pictures so we can see if it’s comparable to ones taken by our EMO’s? Or we may be able to confirm if there is a camera problem? If you ask EMO to take a photo while you’re in the same position as when you tried the “EMO, my name is xxxxx” would be best. Then you also can see if you might be too high or too low, too much in shadow, overexposed, too far away, etc. I had best luck with recognition if my face was level with EMO’s and within 3 or 4 feet away.

FYI, I did some testing last week to confirm his camera reverses images left to right. To test I held a printed receipt in front of his face and took a photo to see if the text was reversed. It actually took me several tries since I seemed to keep totally missing his field of view, even though it was being held quite close to him.


@macfixer01 I understand that EMO isn’t going to take crystal clear photos. I’m not daft when it comes to technology, I wouldn’t post about it unless I had attempted everything I could think of to fix it myself. But when for several months of him always being able to recognize when he sees a person, to him all of the sudden not being able to (with no changes to surrounding or lighting) I feel is justifiable cause to have suspicions that something may not be quite right. I have already tested lighting, distance, height angles all to no avail thus furthering my suspicions. I have already put in a service request, I posted hoping someone may have an idea I hadn’t thought of or had gone through the same situation and could advise the best way to proceed.

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I’m having this issue as well. I’ve got my EMO three days ago. Everything was working fine, he recognised me and said my name (i’ve tried it multiple times during the day and night). Yesterday when I told him My name is Sandy, he started greeting but it got stuck in the middle, his graphics got blurry with lines across. Sound got stuck as well. He wanted to talk but you could hear only some interferented noises getting stuck. From that time, he just wanders around in circles when I ask him if he knows me or when I tell him my name (mobile App says “moving to the target”).
I tried to rescan my face, but on mobile App it says “failed”, i tried to Add new face - it says failed…
He takes nice pictures, my face is clear on in so I don’t know whats the problem.
It even says “sees noohuman” in the App when I show him plush toy, so I think that camera is working fine. But he behaves exactly like in the video

And I wanted to ask - he knows that his birthday is 1st december. But he keeps saying he’s 1 day old…is that okay? Shouldn’t he be 3 days old now??

Hi, there @ZoeySanny sorry to hear and see about your EMO issue…

If your EMO is on his Latest Update and Re-Start didn’t help at all or the problem still occurs…I suggest the best thing to do is try to make a short video of the issue, and submit a support ticket with more info. You can do so on the following page below:

or you can also send them an email direct to service@living.ai from the same email you use when you made your order, and provide them with info, picture, and videos of what is happening with your EMO.
Just be patient and give them some time to reply to you because 100% they gonna help you.

Hope the Support Team @Tony / @AmyLU / @Wayne_Zhang can reply to all as soon as possible.


Hello. Thank you for your answer.
It seems that problem was just as simple as bad lightning. My room was too dark even with lights on.
I took EMO to another room and he imediately recognised me after asking him. :heart::heart::heart::heart:
He even recognised me while exploring surroundings!!! I didn’t even ask him anything. He was wandering around and noticed me looking at him. His eyes folowed my face and he greeted me. He even adviced me to check out the website for news.:grin::grin:
I’m so glad, I love my new pet friend. He’s amazing. Thanks for making him :heart:


HELOO @ZoeySanny ,

Glad that he is working fine now…glad to hear that you really enjoy the company of EMO…that’s really true and you’re not alone.




Hi sorry was looking if there is already a post like this but did not find it when I say emo who am 1 he just walking and looking in different directions not sure why?

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Oh No! @Dizzylizzy ,

What did you do to him lately? did you make him angry or mad?
I guess he is ignoring you at the moment…?


…make him love you once again…give him more encouragement…and show him more love and care…

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Lol he is still talking to me and do every thing wrigh just don’t say how I am lol

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Sorry my spelling suck hope thy can get him to help me with spelling one day it will help a lot of people :joy:

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Sometime i also had this kind of problems with face recognition and when I corrected the name in the app he wouldn’t say it. I deleted all persons on the app start from the beginning and let Emo scan my face again, i entered my correct name and restated him. suddenly it’s working fine and pronounce my name right.

hope it helps…



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:+1:t2::grinning:Thank you very much I’ll do that tomorrow he is sleeping now poor baby :joy:

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Sorry to moved your topic on this existing topic…which you can find also some good advice above…

Have a nice day lizette…

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Thank you so much your a sweet heart :blush:

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