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An app for Misty

I’d love to see a really quality app for Misty. I feel it would greatly benefit interest in Misty and give people an idea of what could be done with her. I want to use her to learn to code. Many people would be content to have her be a centerpiece for entertainment.

The second wish I have is the creation of expandability. An example of this would be a multitude of interchangeable arms. I feel this would keep the excitement alive for a long time.

Perhaps Misty could control small drones at some point. Maybe she could play Chess? There’s really no shortage of ideas. The two biggest barriers to advanced robotics has been lack of computing power and battery life.

Hi there. Do you mean mobile app? What other features would you want to see in such an app?

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Yes, Misty is one of the very few robots to not include a mobile app. Anki did it, sphero does it, along with UBTECH. With Anki the little robots could do facial recognition quickly. I don’t know how long it takes to create the apps. I’ve owned all the Sphero machines with the exception of RVR. We decided to forgo RVR to get Misty. Can Misty talk or is that a skill that needs to be written? The app could provide Misty with a personality. She could also be like Aibo and follow a ball around. Maybe tell you the time or when her battery is low. I’ve seen a lot of functionality built into apps for robots that are much much more inferior than Misty.

I would also like to see the app get more advanced. If I could…

  • drive without latency
  • move the head
  • move the arms
  • Maybe emote via sounds and eyes

that would be great and give value out of the box. Even developers want to just tool around and show off the robot at times.

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You could always open up Command Center on your phone or tablet :stuck_out_tongue:

I have a top of the line Samsung phone. I’ve tried multiple browsers and the command center works at first. Then it wants to move around inside the browser like a picture. As the previous poster had noted, I think it’s a great idea to have an app with at least limited functionality and features outside the box. Anyone intelligent enough to design a robot like Misty could certainly create said app. Think about the broader appeal this would give to Misty for everyone.

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