Connecting to MIKO
After we are done signing up, we select our device in which we can also click on information which provides us with a tutorial.
This helps us connect to MIKO in an easier way 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.
MANUAL: Tells you how to use My MIKO app
After getting to know how to set up MIKO we move to understanding how to use the My MIKO app. This user manual is going to help you use the app successfully without any hindrances.
After we download the My MIKO app and open it we have to go ahead with the SIGN UP followed by selecting our MIKO.
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.
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 mike 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 you child can generally converse and question MIKO. Even the keyboard can be used to chat with MIKO or to see it emote.
Meanwhile your child can even have a look at a range of ‘Avatars’ and select his/her own lookalike in the digital world!
On selecting or switching on to MIKO’s Classroom the child will be displayed with the most popular and relevant topics from Events, Favourites and Fun where he/she can have controlled conversations depending on the topic chosen.
The My MIKO app is now even more user friendly with a ton of new features along with lots of other MIKO related updates
Please note that:
- MIKO is connected to its charger during the update
- MIKO may restart several times during the update
There will be two levels of updates:
- Firmware Update of MIKO
- Software update for MIKO and the My MIKO app
To understand more on “How does MIKO updates itself?” please click on http://emotix.in:8300/emotix/?p=104
The PROGRESS BARS in the image have also been added to illustrate the current state of progress of the current update and will be standard going forward for all updates.
The following features/modifications are part of our current update:
To ensure that you never get stuck – New Tutorial Screens
As you click on the “More Info” link you will be taken to a screen by screen guide that will help you connect your MIKO to your phone.
In case this does not work please read our blog on “How to Connect to MIKO”.
If all fails we are always there to help so please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org
2.Battery Indicator & 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!
3. 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!
Beyond firmware related updates we also have some additional content updates especially a whole new User Experience for the My MIKO app. These updates are focussed on continuously improving your child’s interactions with MIKO and as always, we welcome your inputs and feedback on all our new and improved features at email@example.com.
1. MIKO’S Classroom
As more and more content is being added to the My MIKO app and Kids are interacting more and more with MIKO we thought it’s time to bring in the most popular content to our own classroom – MIKO’s Classroom.
The My MIKO app now has 2 options:
- Talk to MIKO – your child can continue to fire all of their curiosity at MIKO and get all the answers they want like before. And,
- MIKO’s Classroom will bring in the most popular and relevant topics from Events on a Day like the Republic Day to Fun topics like jokes and riddles to some topics which have become most popular with Kids in the Favourites section with subjects ranging from Sports to Animals.
Easily switch between the two with just a click in the header and unleash a whole new world of content for your child!
While children navigate intuitively across modes we would still encourage parents to help their children navigate this new feature once to enable its usage.
2. Choose your Avatar
MIKO is becoming more and more personalised as it learns more about your child every day. To take this a step further we have introduced “Avatars”. Now your child has his/her own lookalike in the digital world! Choose from a range of ‘Avatars’ available exclusively on the My MIKO app.
3. MIKO’s Words of Wisdom
This new feature gives a whole lot of power to parents. We suggest you use it wisely!
Parents know what’s good for their child so from within the Parental dashboard, parents can choose to impart ‘Words of Wisdom’ which MIKO will state as ‘Recommendations’.
Children learn most from reinforcement of subjects. The more they hear or interact with something the easier they tend to remember it.
Your child will now learn what you would like them to remember through reinforced learning. Words, meanings, occasions and even mathematical tables… use your words wisely.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and soon something that you have suggested will become a part of Miko!
Until our next conversation. Good bye!