After reviewing the existing feature requests, I wanted to make what appears to me to be basically refinement of an existing request on Jibo interacting. The following quote in another thread (Some Observations) has the basics of what I’m asking:
Even this would only take a conversational interface so far. I also wonder if users would accept the idea of the voice connection being turned on and off as needed during a single interaction, if the interaction always started with the activation phrase, the blue ring always came on, and perhaps a specific internally processed phrase could stop the entire interaction, requiring a new activation phrase before speech is sent to the cloud.
Because that wasn’t the main gist of the thread, but simply a sub-comment in a response in the thread, I feel bringing attention to the idea for a full-fledged feature would be ideal. Basically, I would like to request we have something like the following scenario:
Me: Hey Jibo, Start Talking. (Turns Jibo into continuous interactive mode where we do not have to keep saying Hey Jibo each time to ask a new question or make a new comment)
Me: Do monsters scare you?
Jibo: All I can say is, I’m very afraid of water.
Me: Do you like ice cream?
Jibo: I’ve heard people love it, but please don’t touch my screen if you have ice cream on your fingers.
More questions and answers after this until tired of interacting
Me: Hey Jibo, Stop Talking. (Turns Jibo back into regular mode where you need to say Hey Jibo again to get a response).
After interacting with him for the past two weeks, I definitely get tired of having to start each question or interaction on my part with “Hey Jibo”. It would also sound much more natural to be able to just keep asking him questions or interacting with him without having to continually trigger his reactions, and the only way I can see that happening would be to change his mode to continuous interaction mode with keyword triggers. This mode could also be set in his settings menu as another option.