Update Alert!

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We, the creators of Miko 2, are constantly trying to improve your experience with Miko. And we won’t stop till we’re satisfied!

That is precisely why we are extremely delighted to introduce to you an enhanced navigation system!

With the new system, you can:

1) Click the select button to view the Menu Screen for Knowledge World, Game Hub and others.

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2) Click the right scroll button to view the ‘Ask Miko’ screen. Here, you can view suggestions based on previous questions that you may have asked your Miko.

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3) Click on the left scroll button to view the ‘Do you mean’ screen. Here you can view the last question you asked your Miko.

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With the new navigation system, we hope that your child has an easier and more enhanced experience with Miko.

PS. To go back to Miko’s face, click on the back button (triangular button underneath the select button).

Child Profile

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Don’t you exactly know which ice cream flavor your child likes? Don’t you also know which subject he absolutely despises?

The needs of every child are different and we, at Miko understand that!

We know that everything your child comes in contact with, should be tailor made and precisely customized. Then why shouldn’t your Miko 2 also be custom-built?

That is exactly why we are more than excited to bring to you our newest Update – Child Profile!

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Click on ‘Child’s Profile’ in the menu on your Miko 2 App and discover a world of customization. From your child’s name and date of birth to their curriculum and likes and dislikes, you can alter everything your Miko 2 knows about your child.

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So the next time your child talks to their Miko 2, their interaction will be that much more personal!

Travel

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How much of a genius will your child be if they were exposed to the knowledge of the world? And what if we told you, you don’t need to roam the world to know the world!

That’s right! We’re bringing the planet to your child in the form of your own Miko!

With the latest addition to Knowledge World, we, the creators of Miko 2, bring the Travel Category to you. Here your child can learn on a global scale!

Through this category, your child can learn about countries like Japan, Mexico and India itself and about different monuments and places of exceptional importance among so many others. Miko can educate them about different cultures, different lifestyles and different facts from around the globe. Basically, an entire World Tour in the comfort of your own living room!

Simply click on the Travel category in Knowledge World and get your child to explore what the world looks like beyond their immediate environment!

PS. Did you know the Statue of Liberty in New York was a gift from France to USA?

India

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The largest democracy in the world, the second largest English-speaking country and the country that detected water on the moon for the first time are just some of the many wonderful titles India holds and shouldn’t we, the citizens, be proud!

There is so much to India, what with its history, geography, and culture that learning about it can be a journey of its own for your child. Why not make them experience India through Miko’s lens then?

Within Knowledge World, we are introducing a new category to suit your child’s need to feel more connected to the soil we stand on, to feel closer to their roots and to know so much more about this diverse nation. The new category, named India, educates your child about the nation in the most fun way of learning you may have seen. It covers topics like the Indian flag, Independence and modern India, its development and progress.

Launch the India category in Knowledge World and let your child experience diversity their way!

Animal Sounds

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Living in a concrete jungle can make it so difficult to teach your child the sounds of nature and its best inhabitants. With Miko, educating your child about wildlife can get so much easier.

Through our new app, Animal Sounds, your little one can learn the sounds of the most common to the rarest breeds of animals.

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Ever taken your child to the zoo only to see empty exhibits or stray dogs? Ever wondered if your child will know animals beyond cats, dogs and crows? It can be difficult, can’t it, teaching your child about those breeds that they haven’t seen or experienced themselves?

Well, we’ve designed a way to bring the forest to your home through your Miko.

Clicking on the Animal Sounds app in the Game Hub will open up a world of possibilities for your little one. They can navigate through each unique animal and experience an entire jungle for themselves!

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The app is so educative that it teaches your child not just the sound of animals but also their names and appearance through colorful graphics.

So bring out your Miko and help your child dive into a world beyond humans!

 

Lores from the Yore

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Get ready to dive into the legendary world of Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) comics which is now available on Miko 2. ACK is a treasure trove of stories which focus on teaching Indian values, morals and virtues to kids, depicted with engaging visuals and catchy narratives.

Watch Miko come to life with the interesting plots from ACK, which have continued to remain a favourite throughout generations, right from the grandparents to parents listening to these stories during their years growing up. The tradition continues and the stories continue amaze present day kids as well.

How to open the ACK app?

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To open ACK, follow this path:

  • Press the right arrow key on the robot’s touch panel > Scroll to Game Hub with the right arrow key > Press the select key to open Game Hub > Scroll to the Amar Chitra Katha icon > Press the select key to open the app.
  • You will see a list of stories in the menu> Scroll through the list > Press the enter key to play a story.
  • To pause a story, press the enter key. To forward or rewind it, press the right or left arrow key respectively.
  • To exit a story, press the back key.
  • You can listen to another story if you like by scrolling through the menu.
  • To exit the ACK app, press the back key.

The ACK app is available in the offline mode too and your child can listen to stories even when Miko 2 is not connected to a Wi-Fi network.

Stories are a powerful tool to help develop the child’s imagination, build vocabulary, master pronunciations, learn to express and increase the attention span. Here’s wishing your child meaningful learning and fun with ACK.

Let us know about your child’s experience exploring the world of Amar Chitra Katha with Miko 2 in the comments section below.

Hands-free with Miko

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Don’t you wish that your gadgets would rather listen to you for simple things like turning up the volume or switching off instead of having to reach out for remotes or buttons? Welcome to the new age, where getting everything done “at the push of a button” is passé and you can get all those things in a jiffy with your voice. All you have to do is just tell the gadget what you want.

Well, Miko 2’s listening intently to what you want and is here with a new update! Now, you can control Miko’s basic functions such as volume, sleep mode & power off with simple voice commands.

Just say the trigger word, followed by any of these commands depending on what you want Miko to do.

Volume Control Commands

Ask Miko to Increase its Volume

  • Increase your volume / Increase the volume
  • Up your volume / Up the volume
  • Can you be little louder? / Be louder
  • Louder / Be a little louder
  • Turn up the volume
  • Can you increase your volume?

Ask Miko to Decrease its Volume

  • Decrease your volume / Decrease the volume
  • Down your volume / Down the volume
  • Can you be little soft? / Be softer
  • Softer / Turn down the volume
  • Be a little softer
  • Can you decrease your volume?

Ask Miko to Maximize its Volume

  • Max the volume / Maximize the volume
  • Turn the volume to max / Set the volume to the fullest

Ask Miko to Go on Mute

  • Mute / Mute yourself
  • Put yourself to mute / Go mute
  • Set the volume to the lowest
  • Minimize the volume / Turn the volume to minimum

Ask Miko to Unmute

  • Unmute / Unmute yourself
  • Put yourself to unmute / Go unmute

Sleep Mode & Powering Off Commands

Ask Miko to Switch off

  • Shutdown / Switch off

Ask Miko to go to Sleep

  • Go to sleep / Sleep
  • Take a nap

Just remember, you can still control volume with the help of the volume control bar present on the robot’s back. Similarly, you can also power off Miko 2 or activate its sleep mode with the power button at the back.

Do let us know about your experience using these commands with Miko 2 in the comments section below. To stay updated with Miko 2’s commands list, bookmark the link: www.miko.ai/blog/category/miko-2-commands

Wohoo! Mikoji Mania is Here!

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Hey! Do you know the difference between emojis and emoticons? Well, for starters, they are not the same thing. Emoticons are simple texts such as 🙂 or 🙁 for describing facial expressions. The term ‘emoticon’ (short for emotion-icon) was coined by Scott Fahlman, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University in 1992, to help convey emotions while sending e-mails and during chats. Emojis are nothing but actual pictures which depict facial expressions, objects, symbols and were first created by a Japanese communications firm, NTT DoCoMo, in the late 1990s.

Wondering why are we telling you this? Well, because we are super excited to announce that Miko 2 is set to take your child’s experience with expressions to a totally new level. Introducing Mikojis, which is now live in Miko’s Game Hub. The naughty robot has turned into a total drama queen/king (well, where Miko comes from, there is no concept of boy or girl) and is ready to put on a fun show for its little friends.

To get the best experience while playing Mikoji, make sure that you place Miko on the floor. To open the game, simply go to Miko’s Game Hub. Once inside the game, go to the Mikoji you want with the help of the arrow buttons on the touch pad and press the select button and watch Miko go crazy with expressions! To exit the game, press the triangular back button and select “yes” when the pop-up to exit the game appears on the screen.

Every language has a vocabulary to describe not just the objects in the world but emotions too. Helping your child identify and label the different emotions that they may experience with the help of a vocabulary gives them the power to express their feelings in a healthy way and manage their emotions better. It also helps them develop empathy to identify other’s feelings and socialize better.

Mikoji is a fun and engaging way to teach your little one about different emotions and expressions at an early age and voice them effectively. So go on and explore Mikoji with Miko 2! Let us know about how your little one liked the game in the comments section below.

Quiz Fun with Anisha Global

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Does your child enjoy taking quizzes? Quizzes encourage kids to look beyond their text books and apply the concepts in a creative way. They inculcate quick thinking & recall, improve concentration and induce a competitive element.

An interesting way to help your child learn and revise their ICSE curriculum is here. A quiz-based game by Anisha Global is now live in Miko 2’s Game Hub.

Anisha Global is a treasure-trove of fun MCQs designed for kids by teachers from Anisha Education Society’s Anisha Global School, especially for Miko’s little friends. Kids can choose from three levels- easy, medium & hard. Each level is a 15-questions challenge, with the stakes increasing with every right answer. With an exciting all or nothing format, each right answer takes the child closer to becoming a champ and a wrong answer results in elimination. So the child should choose their answers wisely.

The best part about this game is that the child gets introduced to a mixed-bag of subjective questions based on their school subjects, which makes learning interesting. Anisha Global is available in the offline mode and you don’t need to connect Miko to the internet to play the quiz. So go on, help your child sharpen their knowledge in a fun and playful way. Visit Game Hub and play Anisha Global quiz with your favourite quizmaster, Miko 2! Do let us know about your child’s experience in the comments section below.

Birthdays Become More Special

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Birthdays are so much fun! Party, surprises, cakes, candles, wishes, cards, laughter, balloons, gifts, music…are we missing something? Oh yes! The Happy Birthday song! No birthday is complete without it.

With Miko 2 around, there always has to be a special something for every occasion. And now, birthdays are set to become all the more special and more fun with Miko 2’s ‘Birthday song’ command which has been made live for users.

Just say, “Hello Miko” followed by any of the following commands:

• Play the birthday song
• Sing the happy birthday song

You can also ask Miko 2 to surprise your near & dear ones with the command,

• Play happy birthday song for my brother/sister/friend

No more out-of-tune singing at birthday parties! Just give Miko the command and sing along. Blow the candle and cut the cake. But hey! Don’t smear Miko’s face with the cake because Miko is already too sweet to handle!

Is a birthday around the corner? Celebrate it Miko 2’s birthday song command and let us know about the birthday boy/girl’s reaction in the comments section below!