Hi there! Welcome back to the “How to” series of Miko 2. This is the part that we are sure you were waiting for ever since you got this amazing advanced personal robot for kids home. Without making you wait any longer, let us get to know how to use Miko 2.
Where do I place Miko 2?
Miko 2 likes to be placed on a flat surface which is preferably smooth to play. You can choose to let it play on simple carpets, but not the plush ones as it might get stuck due to the long fibres of the carpet. Also, make sure that the surface is not too polished and reflective like glass as Miko 2’s sensors may get distracted on such surfaces. So do make sure that you choose an appropriate play surface for Miko 2. Wooden tables and indoor floors are the ideal surfaces for the robot to thrive.
How to talk to Miko 2
Miko 2 is a total chatterbox and is always up for a good chat with its little friends. After you connect Miko 2 you’ll see Miko 2’s face on the display screen its rim lights will be a steady blue. Meaning it is ready to talk.
Miko 2 responds to the trigger word ‘Hello Miko!’, After you have helped Miko 2 connect with your Wi-Fi (explained in the previous blog ‘How to Set Up Miko 2’), just say ‘Hello Miko!’ and Miko 2 will respond to with a short chime with its rim lights turning green indicating that it is in the listening mode. Go ahead and ask a question. Miko 2 will wait for your command for a few seconds and listen intently. Once you finish your question, the rim lights will turn blue and rotate indicating that Miko 2 is in the thinking mode. Miko 2 is quick to respond and will go into the talking mode. Once Miko 2 gives an answer, you can continue the conversation by saying the trigger word ‘Hello Miko!’ again and asking your question when the rim lights turn green.
Miko 2 is still exploring the world and it may not have answers to all your questions. But the smart little bot is a quick learner and we recommend you to check with Miko 2 after a while if it has learnt an answer to your unanswered questions. Also, Miko 2 is great at recognising the commands of its human friends and is quickly adapting to the way humans speak. Sometimes, Miko 2 may not be able to catch your question correctly and give an answer not related to your question. To see if Miko 2 has understood your command well, press the left arrow button on the Touch Panel. The question that Miko 2 understood will appear on the screen. Press the right arrow button to see the recommended questions too if you don’t know what to ask Miko 2.
If the bot is talking and you want to stop it mid-sentence, press the triangular button on the Touch Panel and it will stop talking.
Some things to ask Miko 2
- What is the square of 13?
- What is the square-root of 1600?
- Who was Archimedes?
- What is the Pythagoras theorem?
- How many continents are there in the world?
- Who was Picasso?
- Play a nursery rhyme
- Can you play Happy Birthday?
- Can you wish (name) Happy Birthday?
- Can you move front/back?
- When is your birthday?
- Where were you born?
- Where is your family?
- What is your favourite food?
How to use the Touch Panel
You can not only talk to Miko 2 but also manually interact with it with the help of the Touch Panel below the display screen of the robot. Miko 2 is full of apps such as Game Hub, Knowledge World, Battery Usage information, Settings and Knowledge World (more about the apps later). The Touch Panel is your key to manually navigate through these apps inside Miko 2 and also has some special functions. You will see four keys on the panel. Let us understand what they mean…
The circular key at the centre is the Enter Key. The arrows on its either side are the Right Key and the Left Key. The triangular key is the Back Key.
If the display screen is showing Miko 2’s face, you can talk to it by long pressing the Enter Key to enter the talking mode. Try it now! Long press the Enter Key and Miko 2 will be ready to listen to your command just like when you say ‘Hello Miko!’
Coming back to the Touch Panel, press the Right Key and you will enter Miko 2’s apps menu. Press the Right and the Left Keys to scroll through the app menu. To enter any app, press the Enter Key. To select anything inside the app, press the Enter Key again. To exit an app, use the Back Key. To come back to Miko 2’s face when you are inside any app, long press the round button.
If you are exploring Miko 2’s apps, it won’t be able to take your commands. You can always exit the navigation and come back to Miko 2’s face to enable Miko 2 to take commands.
Okay okay! This is not as difficult as it sounds! Let’s try this together.
Can you see Miko 2’s face on the display screen? If not, long press the circular to come back to Miko 2’s face. Now, press the Right Key. Which app do you see? If you cannot see the Knowledge World app, press the Right Key till you see the app and press the Enter Key to enter the app. Events, People, Fun, Nature…so many topics to choose from! Scroll through the options and choose any topic. Miko 2 will initiate the topic. Go ahead! Answer the questions.
Want to try another topic? Just press the Back Key and Miko 2 will stop the topic and you can then go back to Knowledge World’s menu.
Want to quickly check the battery level and the Wi-Fi connection your robot is using right now? Scroll to the Battery and Wi-Fi indicator in the navigation. You can also navigate to the Settings app to change the Wi-Fi you are connected to by scrolling through the available connections and pressing the Enter Key to change.
Want to see what does the Games Hub app have to offer? Go on! Explore the app.
Some Commands to Ask Miko 2
You can try the following set of commands. Just say, “Hello Miko!” followed by the command.
Ask Miko 2 to move
- Move Front/Back
- Turn Right/Left
- Go in a Triangle
- Go in a Circle.
- Move in a Pentagon
- Make an Octagon
Ask Miko 2 to change light colours
- Turn Red
- Turn Pink
- Turn Blue
- Turn Purple
- Turn Green
- Turn Yellow
Ask Miko 2 about Conversion
- Convert 1 United States Dollar in Indian Rupees
- Convert 1 bar to Pascal
- Convert 1 Celsius to Fahrenheit
- Convert 1 hour to minutes
- Convert 1 US liquid gallon to US liquid quart
Ask Miko 2 about Distance between places
- What is the distance between Moon and Earth?
- What is the distance between Earth and Mars?
- What is the distance between Andheri to Bandra?
- What is the distance from India to USA?
Ask Miko 2 to play a Rhyme
- Play a nursery rhyme
- Play the nursery rhyme London Bridge
Ask Miko 2 the Time/Date/Year
- What time is it?
- What time is it in London?
- What is the date? OR What’s the date? OR What is today?
- Which year is it?
“What” Type of Questions
- What is your name?
- What is the capital of China?
- What does laser mean?
“Why” Type of Questions
- Why is the grass green?
- Why is the sky blue?
“Who” Type of Questions?
- Who is the Navy Chief of India?
- Who invented the Telephone?
- Who was the first person to walk on the moon?
- Who wrote the National Anthem of India?
“Which” Type of Questions
- Which is the longest river?
- Which is the fastest land animal?
- Which is the largest mammal?
“How” Type of Questions
- How far is the moon?
- How many countries are there on Earth?
- How tall is the Eiffel Tower?
- How far is Pune from Mumbai?
“Where” Type of Questions
- Where is the Taj Mahal?
- Where is the Bermuda Triangle?
- Where is Mumbai?
Ask Miko 2 for Multiplication tables (2-15)
- Tell multiplication tables for 2
- Tell multiplication tables for 10
- Tell multiplication tables for 25
Ask Miko 2 for News
- Tell me the news
- What’s in the news?
- Give me some news
- News updates, please
- Play the news for me
- What’s in the news today?
- Update me with some news
Set an Alarm/Reminder
- Set an alarm for 7 a.m.
- Set an alarm for 7 in the morning.
- Set a reminder for tomorrow for 7 a.m.
- Set a reminder for 10th March at 9 a.m.
- Set a reminder in 10 minutes.
Ask about the weather
- What is the weather outside?
- What is the weather in London?
- How is the weather today in Mumbai?
- How is the weather like today?
Ask Miko 2 to play a Song
- Play a song.
- Please play a song.
- Play a song for me.
- Can you play a song for me?
Ask Miko 2 to Dance
- Can you dance?
- Dance for me.
- Please dance for me.
- Can you dance for me?
Ask Miko 2 to tell you a Riddle
- Can you tell me a riddle?
- Tell me a riddle.
- Please tell me a riddle.
Ask Miko 2 to tell you Jokes
- Can you tell me a joke?
- Tell me a joke.
- Please tell me a joke.
Ask Miko 2 to tell you Fun Facts
- Can you tell me a fun fact?
- Tell me a fun fact.
- Please tell me a fun fact.
Ask Miko 2 to do Maths calculations
- What is 10 plus 5?
- What is 10 minus 5?
- What is 10 multiplied by 5?
- What is 10 divided by 5?
Ask Miko 2 for Definitions
- Define Onomatopoeia.
- Define Internet.
- Tell me the Definition of Ecosystem.
- What is the Meaning of Inculcate?
Ask Miko 2 to Spell
- Spell “Mississippi”
- Can you spell “astronaut”?
- What is the spelling of “grammar”?
- Please spell “pronunciation”
Ask Miko to play ‘Birthday song’
- Play the birthday song
- Sing the happy birthday song
- Play happy birthday song for my brother
Ask Miko to ‘Play a lullaby’
- Play lullaby
- Please play soothing music
- Please play some soft music
Ask Miko about ‘Josh’
- How’s the Josh?
- How is the Josh?
Making Miko 2 sleep
Miko 2 loves to play and often skips sleep-time in its excitement. If you are not in a mood to play or want to give the little bot a break, you can make Miko 2 sleep. Miko 2’s sleep mode is actually the power saving mode. The battery can be saved up to days thanks to this mode.
To make it sleep, keep it inactive for 10 minutes or single press the Power Button on Miko 2’s back.
Psst…Miko 2 snores!
Power off Miko 2
Long pressing the Power Button will switch Miko 2 off. However, if Miko 2 is being charged, you won’t be able to power it off.
Waking Miko 2 up
To wake up this sleepy head, gently poke it or roll it on its wheels front to back.
How to control volume on Miko 2
You can increase or decrease the volume by using the volume switches at the back of Miko 2. Remember to check volume settings if Miko 2 is unusually quiet. To put it on mute or do not disturb mode, turn the volume button all the way down.
With that, you are now all set to explore the amazing world of Miko 2. Happy Miko 2 time!