This sounds like it’s probably related to an issue with the
Speak command that we’ve been tracking down.
The high level is that sometimes Misty’s onboard text-to-speech fails to come up correctly when the robot boots up. When this happens, the
Speak command fails on every attempt during that boot. The only workaround right now is to reboot Misty, so that TTS has another chance to come online correctly. This can take a few tries if the service fails to come up several times in a row
We’re looking into ways to make the service more reliable, and I’d expect to see a fix for this in an upcoming release, but we don’t have an estimate on when it will be ready. If you have more questions, feel free to post them here, and I’ll see if I can get more detail from someone who’s closer to the issue.