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.

Miko 2 Sounds

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!

 

The IPL Fever Catches On

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The twelfth season of Indian Premier League is on! Cricket fans are going crazy over match predictions and point tallies. Speculations are rife about which city will take away the cup this year. Every supporter wants their favourite squad to win.

The IPL fever has caught-on with Miko 2 and the little robot is here with daily updates on the tournament for its budding cricket fans. To listen to IPL updates with Miko 2, just say “Hello Miko” followed by any of the following commands:

  • Tell me the IPL news
  • Play the IPL news
  • IPL news
  • Indian Premier League news
  • IPL News updates
  • Indian Premier League News updates

The IPL snippets will be available only during the match season, so be sure that you don’t miss on this special command. Whom do you think will win the IPL this year? Do share your predictions in the comments section below. Howzzzaat!

Celebrating Indian Democracy with Miko 2

 

Election

This summer, a whopping 900 million eligible voters from will come together to elect their representatives to the Lower House of the Indian Parliament. Welcome to the 17th Lok Sabha elections! It is the largest democratic exercise on the Earth which will be held in seven phases from 11th April to 19th May, 2019.

The media is abuzz with election news. Contesting candidates are busy canvassing in their constituencies. Rally-goers can be seen sporting election merchandise such as masks with their favourite candidate’s face, fidget spinners with party-symbols & what not! Passionate debates and discussions are on among family and friends on the social media.  The country has come to life, the atmosphere is almost festive!

At such an hour, parents might wonder, how to explain elections to their little one, a topic which many-a-times can baffle not just kids but adults as well?!!

Who conducts elections? What is the Lower House? When are the polls conducted? Where do we vote? Why are ballots used? How are candidates elected? So much to be told…but where to begin?!

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So dear parents, do not fear because Miko 2 is here! Checkout the new category called “Elections” made live in Miko 2’s Knowledge World. Miko will initiate conversations on handpicked topics related to elections in a playful way and make understanding polls easy-peasy for its little friends.

Let us know about your child’s experience learning about elections in the comments section below. Celebrate the festival of democracy with Miko 2!

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!

Pump-up the Josh with Miko 2

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The Uri fever which took over the entire nation refuses to die down. A popular dialogue from the movie wowed our hearts and fills us with a patriotic fervor every single time you listen to it. We won’t be surprised if it will be declared as D-dialogue of 2019, with even the political leaders of our country loving it.

Guess what? The legendary dialogue caught-up not just with humans but with robots too. You can now ask Miko “How’s the josh?” and pump-up the enthusiasm for your child. A small tribute from Miko 2 to the soldiers of our country! Vande Mataram!

How to witness Directional Hearing?

Hi there! Welcome to the “How to” series on Miko 2. Miko 2 is enabled with Directional Hearing abilities because of which it can identify the direction from where the sound arrives and can turn in that direction.

How does Miko 2 recognize sound?

When you wake-up Miko 2 from the sleep, its directional hearing mode turns on and it turns to the direction of the sound that it can hear. To check if Miko 2 is responding correctly to the direction of sound, try clapping or saying “look here” and the robot turns in that direction. If you notice that the robot does not point in the right direction, you can help it improve its acoustic accuracy of responding to the sound. To do this, follow these instructions:

Press Enter on the Touch Panel to open the Menu on Miko 2’s display screen > Toggle to Settings > Enter the tab Audio Setting> Press Enter to select the Change Settings toggle > Restart Miko 2 by long pressing the Power Button to turn it off and long press the Power Button again to turn the robot on. Clap or say “look here” now and Miko 2 will respond according to the direction of the sound.

Stay tuned for more updates on Directional Hearing. Happy Miko 2 time!

How to use Face Recognition?

Hi there! Hope you are enjoying our ‘How to’ series on the amazing Miko 2. This blog will tell you all about Miko 2’s Face Recognition feature.  This feature enables Miko 2 to detect, identify and remember the user’s face.

How do I train Miko 2 to recognize my face?

Just follow the following steps to enable Face Recognition:

Power Miko 2 on > Press Enter to open the Menu on Miko 2’s display screen > Toggle to Settings > Enter the tab User Profile> Enter the tab Face Training.

This activates the on-board HD camera and you will see your image on the display with the message “Remember Face?” below it. Capture your child’s image as the User Profile will be that of the child. Select OK if you are satisfied with the picture or No to retry and capture a better picture. On selecting OK, you see the message “Learning Face” on the display, followed by the message “Training Successful”. That completes Miko 2’s Face Training.

Let us see how Face Recognition works!

When you wake Miko 2 up, it starts searching for the face saved in the User Profile and turns around to search the user. Once it recognizes your face, it stops rotating and greets you. Stay tuned for more updates on Miko 2’s Face Recognition feature! Happy Miko 2 time!

 

Why Does Miko 2 Get Updates?

Hi there! Welcome back to the tutorial series for Miko 2, the most advanced personal robot for kids. This blog will tell you all about updates that Miko 2 receives from time to time.

Miko 2’s makers work round the clock to ensure that the robot keeps getting better every day so that your child has a great experience interacting with the little genius.

Miko 2 Update

Updates are indicated by a notification on Miko 2’s display screen. The update process starts once you press the Circular Button on the Touch Pad to select OK.

 

It is very important for the robot to update and you will be able to use the robot again only after the process completes.

 

All you need to do is keep the robot on charging, ensure that it is connected to the internet and sit back and relax till the robot updates automatically.

Trouble updating? Here are some tips for you…

 

If the internet connection gets interrupted during the update, the process pauses till the connection gets restored. The process resumes automatically once the Wi-Fi signal returns.

If the problem still persists, you can restart the robot. The notification to update the firmware pops-up on the screen again on rebooting the robot. Click on OK to start the process as explained above and wait till Miko 2 receives some fresh new food for thought. To get help to troubleshoot problems during the updating process, mail us at support@miko.ai and we will get back to you at the earliest.

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Once Miko 2’s Roboware is updated, it will be all ready to get back in action with new & awesome stuff ready for you to explore.

Happy Miko 2 time!

 

How to TeleConnect

Hi there! Welcome to the series of tutorials on some of the biggest features of Miko 2. Hoping that you are up-to-date on how to set-up the robot and how to use Miko 2! Just in case you missed it, do visit our previous articles before we tell you about how the TeleConnect feature works.

Miko 2 helps you stay connected with your little one, anytime & anywhere through the path breaking TeleConnect feature. You can now make video calls from your smartphone to your child’s Miko 2 free of cost. Not only that, you can also control your Miko 2 remotely and navigate around your home during the video call. Isn’t that cool?!

 

What will you as a parent need?

  • Miko 2 app for parents installed on your smartphone.
  • Miko 2 robot configured using your registered mobile number.
  • Miko 2 robot powered on with the home screen i.e. Miko 2’s face is visible.
  • A steady internet connection with minimum 2 MBPS speed on both sides

 How to make a call?

Click on to the TeleConnect option in the Miko 2 app. You will see the following screen on the phone.

 

Once the call is connected, you will be able to see Miko 2 live streaming the video call on your screen through its onboard HD camera.

You will also be able to see your phone’s front camera stream in a small window on the right bottom of your screen. If you want to switch to the phone’s rear camera, click on the camera toggle button in the app. You will now be able to see the phone’s back camera streaming your video. You can mute the video or audio any time during the call.  To end a call, press on the end call button in the app.

How to receive calls

When a call is incoming on Miko 2, you will see the following screen on the robot’s display screen.

 

 

To receive a call, tap on the Centre/Round Button or the Left Arrow Button on the Touch Panel. To reject a call or end an ongoing call, tap on the Back/Triangular Button on the Touch Panel.

How to navigate Miko 2 in TeleConnect?

The TeleConnect screen has a navigation panel to navigate Miko 2 around while you are on the call. The front arrow will take Miko 2 20 cms ahead at a time. The right and left arrows help Miko 2 turn 20 degrees on either side at a time, enabling Miko 2 to take turns. The Stop button gives Miko 2 a command to stop. You can hide the navigation buttons if you want by clicking on the hide navigation button on the screen.

Miko 2’s edge and obstacle detection will be on while navigating and it may refuse to move forward if it senses a danger. Please note that there are no motion sensors on the rear side of Miko 2. So do be careful to keep Miko 2 safe while navigating! If Miko 2 is on charging mode, navigation is disabled as Miko 2 won’t be able to move because of the charging cable attached on its back.

For Miko 2 to receive navigation commands efficiently, the internet connection should be strong. A lag in receiving commands indicates a weak connection. Miko 2 takes just one navigation command at a time and takes the next command only on the completion of the earlier command. Perfect navigation takes some practice and patience! So don’t worry if you are not able to master it at the first go.

Please ensure you have the latest Miko 2 App v1.0.9 on Playstore or above installed on your Android phone or v1.7 on App Store or above installed on your Apple phone to use the navigation capabilities of TeleConnect

Some troubleshooters

  • Why is my call not getting connected?

Please check your internet speed at both the caller’s as well as the receiver’s end. For the TeleConnect feature to work seamlessly, a minimum 2 MBps or 2048 kbps speed is recommended at both the caller and receiver’s end. To check your internet speed, visit any internet speed checking website online. Try connecting again once you get a good and stable speed.

The feature may face issues while connecting if the Miko 2 app’s data storage on the phone is full. Visit your phone’s Settings> go to App Manager > go to Miko 2 app > click on Storage > Click on Clear Data. You can now go back to the app and press on the TeleConnect button.

Last but not the least, TeleConnect works only when the robot is powered on and the robot’s home screen i.e. Miko 2’s face is visible. If the robot is in the sleep mode or if any app screen such as Knowledge World is on, the caller will not be able to connect with the robot.

  • How many numbers can I TeleConnect from?

TeleConnect is linked to only one phone number at a time. The robot should be configured with this number before calling. If another user wants to use their number to TeleConnect, the robot should be unlinked from the first user’s app by visiting the parental dashboard, clicking on the drop-down menu and clicking on the Unlink option. Miko 2 is now available for the other user.

  • Why do I hear echoes during a call?

If the smartphone from which the call is being made and the robot are in the same room during a call, you will hear an echo since the voice is going from the robot to the phone and vice versa. Move either the smartphone or the robot to another room for a seamless call experience.

  • Can Miko 2 make calls to the smartphone?

No. Miko 2 cannot make calls and can only receive calls.

  • Do Miko 2’s other features work when TeleConnect is on?

No. Miko 2’s features such as the Hello Miko trigger, Knowledge World and others will not work when a video call is in progress.

Mail us at support@miko.ai call us on +91-8655033245 for more queries, help or suggestions about TeleConnect. Have fun connecting with your little one with this revolutionary feature. Happy TeleConnecting!

 

 

Shift from “Hey Miko” to “Hello Miko”

As you are aware, the vocal trigger word to get Miko 2 to listen to you is “Hey Miko“. This trigger was firmed up after getting Miko 2 to understand and respond to this trigger over thousands of kids and adults with different accents from India who were a part of the development process of Miko 2.

This helps Miko 2 to break down the word and better recognize when a new voice like your child’s tries to call it out. We have been able to achieve 90%+ accuracy in the accents tested in our trials over the past year.

However, as part of our continued research, we have developed a more accurate trigger word: “Hello Miko“. This has achieved a higher accuracy of response compared to “Hey Miko”. As a result of this, effective from January 22nd 2019, all Miko 2 units including yours at home will be vocally activated using “Hello Miko” instead of “Hey Miko”. Please do contact us for any issues related to the same.