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2018.04.26 Release Notes

Welcome, Misty I Developers!

This week’s release contains some very important changes to the Sensor Service app and the Occipital Structure Core firmware. Together these should significantly improve the stability and reliability of Misty’s mapping functions. Please give them a try and let us know how it goes for you.

Please use these instructions to perform an OTA (over the air) update of your Misty robot. Note that when an update to the Occipital Structure Core firmware is involved, the final step of the installation is to connect to the API Explorer and issue a Start Mapping command. This allows the firmware to be picked up by the Occipital Structure Core depth sensor.

We look forward to your feedback!

Note: If you have issues with a system upgrade or need technical assistance for other reasons, for the quickest response you can:

  • Post a message to the Support category here in the Community forums.
  • Mention @support with your post.
  • Post a message in MistyCommunity Slack in the technical_support channel.


  • Windows IoT Core OS: No updates
  • Android OS: No updates
  • HomeRobot app: version
  • HomeRobot API: No updates
  • Motor Controller (MC) firmware: No updates
  • Real Time (RT) Controller firmware: No updates
  • Occipital Structure Core firmware: version 0.7.4
  • Sensor service app: version 1.0.159
  • Companion app: No updates
  • Tools
  • Skills
    • New sample skills that demonstrate how to implement basic commands that use WebSocket connections: Face Detection, Face Training, Face Recognition
  • Documentation (major changes listed)

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • The Sensor Service app and the Occipital Structure Core firmware have been updated to improve “pose” reliability and overall mapping stability.
  • Removed the ‘velocity’ parameter from the Move Head, Move Head To Location, and Set Head Postion controls in the API Explorer, as the parameter doesn’t apply to the current hardware.
  • Corrected the GetHelp Blockly block to use ‘Command’ as an input parameter.
  • Fixed an issue with saving Blockly projects in the Microsoft Edge browser.
  • Re-enabled the PauseForDuration block in Blockly.
  • Added support to Blockly to automatically obtain lists of images and audio files on startup.
  • Downloads are no longer required for Blockly and API Explorer; they are now available in hosted versions.

Known Issues

  • Misty’s connection with the companion app can be unreliable over Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) connections, especially on some Android devices.
  • The new version of Blockly has issues with Safari support. Safari users are recommended to use the legacy version of Blockly.