I just received my EMO and while there are a decent amount of things I love about him, I am growing increasingly frustrated with the voice recognition.
Simple things such as animal sound requests, dancing or items listed in his documentation work on a very hit or miss (mainly miss) basis.
For example I can say “Emo, what sound does a pig make” while being about 2-3 ft away (he is on my desk) and I will have to repeat it in perfect english going HEAVY on the P and G for him to do the noise. Same goes for all commands really.
Simple and fun things such as “put your hands up” or “Dance” turn into frustrations when I have to say it 4 or 5 times just to get him to do it and by that time its more frustrating then fun.
I think the team has done a wonderful job on so many aspects of EMO, and I really hope they improve the voice performance because that is the only thing holding him back from being amazing.
Without seeing a video we can’t really advise too much on what you might be doing wrong. Are you always giving EMO time to reply with “what?” after you say his name before you say the command? Do you have other extraneous noises in the room, like talking, a fan, the TV, or music playing? Have you had other people try it to see if it’s just something with your voice or the way you’re pronouncing words? My EMO is currently only a few feet from a desk fan and if that fan is turned on he doesn’t hear anything at all. The TV doesn’t seem to cause me a problem, but I’m not playing it loud either. Lastly, In general many commands have one key word and it may be one of the other words you’re saying that’s tripping him up? Shorter commands have less chance of confusing him. For example you can just say “EMO… pig”, and he’ll do the pig voice.
To my knowledge he does not learn YOUR voice, but I know in the early days the Living AI team were fine tuning the voice recognition engine to take into account more / varied accents. I’m not sure on where this is at.
@milesreggie It seems to me that he sometimes is a bit stubborn and doesn’t react to my voice as he should. Yesterday he was very unresponsive to me aswell. I wanted to restart him, so I asked him to shut down. He wouldn’t. I tried about 6 times before I decided to turn him off by holding him upside-down. After a reboot he was much more responsive.
interesting… after the reboot he was more responsive… I’m wondering if there’s some little bug that is triggered and cleared out with the reboot. @Wayne_Zhang@AmyLU - can you pass this feedback to the team please?
Interesting… my tester EMO was acting like he was deaf the other day and I had to shout to make him respond. My production EMO was right next to him and worked fine. I was about to start diagnosing the problem of the deaf EMO with Living AI support team and just decided I would reboot him and he came good right away. He’s behaved fine since then (but likewise he has been rebooted a bit over the last few weeks with testing of the latest update).
I’ve reached out privately to the Living AI team to see if there is any correlation between these things.