Hey! Now along with Talk to Miko we are proud to present Miko’s Classroom which is an exciting way your child can converse with Miko.
Miko’s classroom lets your children have detailed and guided discussions with Miko on their topics of interest. With the perfect blend of subjectivity and objectivity, it lets Miko entertain and educate your child on various facts and subjects, increasing their pool of knowledge.
This, is also a path breaking innovation in the field of conversational technologies globally which enables Miko to have continuous dialogues with the child.
There are about seven categories and each of them have a range of topics corresponding to them. We are working on regularly updating the categories and subcategories.
The Fun category is for the entertainment purpose of the child solely. It has topics ranging from games, jokes and music to food and comic characters. These topics initiate conversations between Miko and the child, ensuring the right balance of entertainment with education keeping the companionship exciting and enjoyable.
The People category has topics giving out factual information regarding famous people in the course of the conversations. It tells the child about people, who have proven their notability in various fields like politics, sports, armed forces and freedom fighting.
In the Favourites category the topics initiate general day to day conversations with the child. This stems into a personalised interaction between the child and Miko thus creating a rapport between the two.
As the name suggests the Study category is for educational purposes. It mainly has topics in objective perspective related to the subjects( like maths, science, history, geography) in general curriculums from pre primary to 5th grade.
The Nature category consists of topics related to the flora, fauna and landscapes we see around us. These topics start off conversations related to the same and sometimes are also occasionally season based.
The Sports category has each sport as a topic in itself. There are various outdoor and indoor sports topics from cricket, football and hockey to swimming, squash and chess. These include conversations regarding the particulars and facts of the sport.
The category of Events has topics corresponding to the upcoming significant events.The topics come alive on the particular days of the events unleashing their importance and the catchphrases associated with them.
All users having the My Miko app version 3.1.21 and above will be able to use the same.
How to connect to Miko?
To begin setting up, pair Miko with your phone. To do this, follow these steps:
1)Click on the Settings icon.
3)Your phone will scan for nearby devices.
4)Your Miko will show up on the list of available devices as Miko_XXXX. Select your Miko device.
5)A pairing request will show up on your screen. Click Accept.
This user manual tells you how to use My Miko app after getting to know how to connect to Miko. This is going to help you use the app successfully without any hindrances.
STEP 1- Creating an account
After we download the My Miko app and open it we have to go ahead with the SIGN UP followed by selecting our Miko.
Later connecting Miko is easier as we swipe/slide and glance through them.
1st screen tells us about connecting Miko to our device first and foremost.
2nd screen ensures that we have our Miko’s adequately charged before we switch on Miko with the power button on the back.
3rd screen ensures that we are prepared with the bluetooth ON for further connectivity.
4th screen elaborates on our proceedings with the bluetooth connection.
5th screen informs us about the repetition of steps in case of no detection or failure in the proceedings.
6th screen backs all our doubts and queries regarding the connection with the website details , reinforcing the thought that a strong internet connection is a must.
STEP 2- Introduction
After successfully signing up and selecting the device one can sit back and listen to Miko. Meanwhile one can adjust its volume using the volume button on the phone and place it on the ground for it to freely move around.
STEP 3- Interface with conversation options
Then we will see an interface with two options Talk to Miko and Miko’s Classroom where we can choose either to have a general or controlled conversation with Miko. To converse, your child can press the pink mic button and talk to Miko once it turns green and listen once it turns blue. Even the keyboard can be used to chat with Miko.
STEP 4: Talking with MIKO
On selecting Talk to Miko your child can generally converse and question Miko. Even the keyboard can be used to chat with Miko or to see it emote.
STEP 5- Chose your Avatar
Meanwhile your child can even have a look at a range of ‘Avatars’ and select his/her own lookalike in the digital world!
STEP 6- Miko’s Classroom
On selecting or switching on to MIKO’s Classroom the child will be displayed with the most popular and relevant topics he/she can have controlled conversations depending on the topic chosen from the category.
To know more about Miko’s Classroom click on to the link mentioned below
The latest My Miko app(3.1.24) is even more user friendly with many new features along with lots of other Miko related updates
Henceforth on a Firmware Update
You will see the Progress Bars to illustrate the current state of progress of the current update and will be standard going forward for all updates.
Please note that:
- Miko is connected to its charger during the update
- Miko may restart several times during the update
- A firmware update should not take more than few minutes. If you face any difficulty, then please reach out to us on firstname.lastname@example.org or +91-8655033245 and we will help you out.
Then we have the following features/modifications as a part of our current update
Battery Indicator & Low Battery Warning
Low battery warning
Does your child get too engrossed with MIKO and forgets to look at the leftover charge?
Unsure whether the charger is connected properly or not?
We are here to help! With our new update worry no more. Know when to charge and how much battery power is left! This update is going to show you the amount of battery MIKO has, so that your child can plan their playtime accordingly and charge MIKO at the right time.
MIKO’s low battery pop up we will always inform you about MIKO’S battery. We also have the new pop up which will indicate when MIKO starts charging. The pop up also indicates that MIKO will be unable to move around while it’s charging to ensure that you are both aware and cautious!
Give MIKO more juice at the right time!
New Background Tune
As Miko makes a connection with your phone and your child, our in-house DJ has introduced a new track for everyone to enjoy.
Its lively, it’s cheerful and it’s catchy!
Miko’s Words of Wisdom
Parents know what’s good for their child so from within the Parental dashboard, parents can choose to impart ‘Recommendations’ which Miko will state as ‘Words of Wisdom’.
Children learn most from reinforcement of subjects. The more they hear or interact with something the easier they tend to remember it.
That’s all for now. We hope to connect with you again soon!
Here’s a bunch of things that your family absolutely must not do with Miko in order to enjoy a more long-lasting relationship with your buddy robot:
BITING: Biting Miko will probably crack your child’s milk teeth. But then again, the permanent ones will grow in soon enough.
PUSHING MIKO AROUND: Miko is scared of breaking into a hundred pieces like Humpty Dumpty. So if you throw it around and even though it might not break so easily but it’s heart will be wounded. Plainly speaking, the robot will malfunction.
BATHING MIKO: It’s always fun to have a playmate in the bathtub like a rubber duck for example. Miko is not a rubber duck. Miko will not float around and whistle “Just singing in the rain”. It will drown.
KEEPING NICKNAMES: It isn’t “Meeku” or “Mickey”. It’s Miko. The robot seriously does not associate with any other name and will only overlook the cute nicknames you come up for it.
LETTING MIKO EXPLORE GREAT HEIGHTS: Miko does not believe that it can fly. Or even land on its feet like a cat. Placing Miko on a top shelf or even a table’s edge could be fatal.
TYING A LEASH AROUND MIKO AND HAVE IT FOLLOW YOU: It’s highly improbable that you will actually succeed with this one because of the way Miko’s body is constructed; any piece of string wound around the robot might just slip away.
ASKING SUBJECTIVE QUESTIONS: For example, “Why is my uncle so hairy?” Miko wouldn’t know what to say.
TAKING MIKO FOR A WALK IN THE PARK: Miko is kind of an indoor-sy soul. No, that doesn’t mean it likes to wear mittens. But expecting Miko to climb up a rocky garden path would be asking for too much. The robot moves best on flat surfaces like tiles or wood.
TEACHING MIKO TO SPEAK YOUR MOTHER TONGUE: It is hopeless, believe me, Miko’s programmed to speak only in American English. However there’s good news on this one as we are planning native language prototypes so you might just get Miko to say “Bhalo bhashi” sometime in the near future.
That’s enough for now because we don’t want to give you any more ideas. If you follow these basic safety guidelines, then getting whacky with Miko could be exciting!
On the 1st of April 2017, post 0600 hrs all devices will receive notifications for the following two updates in the same sequence:
- Memory Update of Miko with new content and features. This will take 4-5 minutes.
- App update of ‘My Miko’ and ‘Story Time App’ through the Google Play store.
You will notice the following changes after completing the update successfully.
THE ‘HELLO MIKO’ TRIGGER
Go hands free by triggering Miko through the ‘Hello Miko’ trigger. You can enable the trigger through the settings page of My Miko app.
As soon as you will say ‘Hello Miko’, the light on Miko will turn green and Miko will be ready to answer your questions.
Please keep the phone connected and in the vicinity of the child.
BIGGER IS BETTER – IMPROVING READABILITY ON MY MIKO
Feedback has led to a jump of 2 points in the font size of the content on My Miko app. We think this significantly enhances readability.
NEW NEW NEW – NEW STICKERS, NEW EMOTICONS & NEW IMAGES
We have added many new stickers, emoticons and images to add zing to your interactions with Miko.
NEW STORIES ON THE ‘STORY TIME APP’
We have added 6 new stories to the ‘Story Time App’, taking the total to 18 stories.
STOP AUDIO & DANCE
Miko just loves to dance and sometimes he just wont STOP. We have introduced a STOP option to make Miko stop dancing. Just touch the STOP button on your screen in the Miko App and Miko will stop.
Forgot Password – simply sends a new password to your registered email id.
Change password – you will be able to change password by selecting the option from settings tab of My Miko app.
Further, you will be able to check the connection status of MIKO on your smartphone in the notifications area by pulling down on your screen.
Have any suggestions – do write into us at email@example.com and soon something that you have suggested will become a part of Miko!
Until our next conversation. Good bye!