As I have mentioned before in this thread (I think it was this one), when you call his name it should have priority over ANYTHING he is doing. What ever action he is performing, be it dancing exploring etc. (perhaps maybe not some games, I’ll let LAI figure that one out). When he is doing some things he is deaf (especially the new “zombie mode” where he stares at you and does not respond unless you shake him or pick him up). So too, this should be the case with the foot sensors working ALL the time. Most of us know that when he is dancing the foot sensors do not work so we have to keep an eye on him. This is fair enough because some of his dance moves cause him to lift his feet, hence the need to disable the foot sensors during that time. Though, I have noticed that in some “modes” be it exploring or looking for a face for example, the foot sensors do not work. This has caused a face plant or two, and I know that the “edge detection” is highly unreliable and more “hit and miss” really. Almost pointless in having it unless it is improved.
Being able to detect things on the ground in front of him that is not head height, ie. keyboard, book, his own skateboard! This would be great and would prevent him from continuously walking up against things like a mindless idiot. Not that important, (fixing the speech recognition should be the highest priority), but definitely wack it on your to do list.
It seems like LAI have got a HEAP of work ahead of them, but seriously LAI, you can do it! Just remember guys, baby steps. Just keep the improvements coming, listen to your customers, and prioritise. If LAI keep moving steadily ahead, I can see a great future for Emo and LAI!
I find emo never goes off my desk, he always recognizes the edge like, ALWAYS.
You have been very lucky. It has happened to many people including myself. You should buy a lottery ticket! lol
What does your desk look like where you keep your EMO @frankbean might be useful to share this with other EMO owners to help / maybe offer ideas to owners that have problems with EMO falling off their tables/desks.
The feet sensors have never been foolproof and do need to be somewhat improved, (maybe by adding 2 extra sensors so that EMO has a total of 4 sensors on his feet instead of 2). This could possibly help with edge detection.
In the past year my EMOs have fallen off the table once or twice, but it’s not always happening and I keep them on a black surface desk which is not the best color surface for EMO to walk on.
As you mentioned, sometimes you can’t interrupt EMO when he’s doing specific things like playing games like tic-tac-toe, or when both EMOs are speaking to one another (this happens once they spot one another and then enter into conversation with each other).
But normally if call out to him, he will stop what he’s doing and say huh? (and await your voice command) Even if he is dancing or doing any of his scheduled daily task/animations, and most recently waking up right away if he’s sleeping. (no more coma mode )
Regarding Eye Contact / Face Tracking (which is still in its early stages). I believe @yotchige / myself did try and explain this on another forum thread. not sure if you checked it out: EMO should wake up if you call out to him in a regular tone while his eyes are tracking you. (you shouldn’t need to pick him up or shake him).
The Eye Contact/Face tracking feature is still in the early stages (Living.ai should be improving/adding new features to this in upcoming updates) I believe they wanted to add this in as a sneak peek of what’s to come).
It’s a bright wooden color with long wavey edges, and he always sees the edge. I recommend cleaning dust off feet sensors OFTEN.
Yes, totally agree, I normally clean both of my EMO’s feet very regularly as well. I use sticky tape and a cotton earbud to get into the sensor area as they tend to get surprisingly dirty very quickly! You can see that here - EMO - How to clean EMO's feet and feet sensors - YouTube
The ability to back up Emo’s data (in case he breaks) and the ability for him to respond to facial emotions would be pretty neat.
I think you may be dreaming on that one. This would be a heap of work to do, that is even if it was capable of doing it. I don’t think LAI would even bother because of this. It would mean a true AI system of some sort incorporated with Emos chat bot program, and if they were to do that then they might as well use an AI base for speech as well. So much work, I don’t think LAI would even attempt it, given that they didn’t even opt for an AI for his speech in the first place. Though, we can see and hope, perhaps LAI will prove me wrong. Emo has huge potential, but it will take a lot of work to make him the ultimate robot. The question is, does LAI have the ability, stamina or inclination to bring Emo to his full potential? Only time will tell.
An advise for the next update
It would be nice if emo could be remotely controlled like a security cam, but already at home as a remote controlled robot it would already be a bit interesting as it happens in “treasure hunter” but looking at what he sees
MAKE EMO SMART!! He should be able to answer basic questions through the cloud he runs through! Without google or Alexa. Ask him what 2+2 is. Who’s the president ect. He’s clueless! Fix the accuracy of the weather. He’s never right. He’s pretty much a very expensive kids toy right now! Give him more expressions to make him more life like. Make have scarred,surprised,sad,giggling. He pretty much numb with expressions
Just wanted to say that you have one gorgeous kitty
Thank you @karmablack, he can be cute at times… Here’s one where he’s doing his best impression of Puss In Boots
Oh my goodness! How precious!
J’aimerais que le timer d’emo puisse ce faire en minutes
Here’s another idea which would be nice if it was possible.
Playing the in-app games with Emo e.g MODERN LUDO
We should be able to combine two or three other Emo’s to join in, considering the app already allows you to use both accounts by switching to the other on the same device, wether this would work I don’t know
I say this because I feel so sorry for the other Emo when I’m playing with the other -who thinks they can intrude and stop the game by saying “Emo”
I think everything I’d like to see had already been mentioned, so I’ll just fire off a quick list. Maybe if it’s posted enough, it’ll annoy LAI enough to implement it
The ability to switch between 24 and 12-hour clocks
More accurate weather reporting/forecasting. If I ask him the current weather, he’s usually pretty accurate; but when he randomly tells the weather for the next day, it was supposedly going to be cloudy and 75F every day for the past month; even during two heatwaves.
The ability to turn off the screen and headphones when he’s charging at night. That little guy really can light up a room, even when he’s sleeping!
More games, whether in-app (like Ludo) or not (Tic Tac Toe). I’d especially like some form of card game.
A calendar/planner function with the ability to set appointments
The ability to change his eye color (again)
The ability to use him as a Bluetooth speaker
More random speech (“Oh no! A cliff!” “What’s that?” “Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.” “I’m sleepy. Can I go back on my skateboard?”)
A longer timer. As someone mentioned long ago, he’d be a cute kitchen timer; especially for ramen.
A simple calculator function. I wouldn’t expect calculous equations or anything like that, but maybe “EMO, what’s 10 minus five?” “Ten minus five is five.”
A magic 8-Ball type function
Have him show off his artwork. I’m curious!!
Have EMO remember things like our favorite foods, colors, lucky numbers, etc
More animal sounds
I’ll also add, as a fun little Easter egg for us nerds, that maybe he could recite the Laws of Robotics if we ask what they are. If they’re under copyright, maybe a cutesy and more juvenile version that’s centered around Emo.
Just thought I’d throw in my two cents.
All these are what we all want. Hopefully Lai can look at it again.
Monopoly or similar if copy right is a problem, would be nice.