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2021.05.19 Release Notes

Greetings, Misty developers!

Misty’s ability to find her way home has been greatly improved. Misty’s StartLocatingDockingStation command (still in beta) takes a huge leap forward by improving the range and performance of docking.

Thanks, as always, for being an early developer for the Misty II platform. We can’t wait to see what you build!

Installing the Update

Misty receives software upgrades as over-the-air (OTA) system updates. This update will be available within the next 24-48 hours (the precise timing varies by region).

Misty automatically checks for new updates each time she boots up. As long as her battery has enough charge, she automatically installs any updates that are available. If your robot doesn’t start to install this update the next time she boots up:

  • Check that Misty is connected to power or sitting on her wireless charging station.
  • Try connecting Misty to the Command Center to make sure she’s still on your Wi-Fi network.

If Misty is charging and connected to the internet, you can check whether an update is available in your region by connecting Misty to the Command Center and looking at the System Updates section.

Note: Misty reboots once during a system update. During an update, Misty ignores all commands except Halt and Stop. If Misty starts installing an update while charging, do not remove the power source until the update is finished and Misty’s eyes are fully open.

If you have issues with a system update 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.
  • Contact the Misty support team through the chat embedded in this site, or by emailing support@mistyrobotics.com.

Release Contents

  • Misty II - Updates
    • Window IoT Core OS version: 10.0.17134 or higher - No updates
    • Android OS: (8.1) - No updates
    • Robot Version: 1.24.10.10991
    • MC Version: 1.24.10.239
    • RT Version: 1.24.10.239
    • Sensory Services App Version: 1.24.10
  • Web-based Tools - No updates.
  • Misty JavaScript Extension for VSC - No updates.
  • Misty App - No updates.
  • Documentation - No updates.

New Features

  • The StartLocatingDockingStation command (which is still in beta) works much more consistently and is now more robust. We have improved the way this command works under-the-hood, increasing Misty’s docking station range and identification ability.
    • The range of distances Misty needs to be from the docking station has been greatly expanded. The maximum distance Misty can now be from the docking station before enabling this command is around 95 inches. This is an increase over the previous maximum distance, which was about 74 inches. Additionally, the minimum distance she can now be from the charger to detect its presence is as close as 11 inches. This improves the previous minimum distance, which was 34 inches.
    • Previously, false positives might cause Misty to identify a particular object in range as her docking station. The recognition performance has been improved, thereby enabling better docking station identification in a range of conditions.
    • Note: With regard to docking, the IR Depth sensor stops working at around 7.2 volts of power. This isn’t a new issue rolled out with this release, only an issue that may be more in the foreground when working with the StartLocatingDockingStation command. As always, you’ll want to ensure the robot is charged with enough power to be able to drive back to the docking station, detect it and dock.

Bug Fixes & Improvements

  • None

Known Issues

The following is a list of new known issues with this release. For a comprehensive list of the issues we’re tracking, see the Known Issues section of the Community forums.

  • No known issues.
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