Forgive me if this is the wrong place to post this.
The first week with Jibo. He’s cute.
Things I would like to code for him to do:
read the content of a usb or other shared network drive.
Access a personal calendar preferably a web-based calendar like Google Calendar.
make a phone call.
make a list.
sing a song
tell a story ( I seem to remember the sales pitch back in '14 clearly showed him huffing & puffing & blowing the house down…)
Answer questions like: "Who said…"
recognize more than 1 person at a time. ie: “Hello Punch & Judy!”
Jibo should listen longer after giving an answer. This is an opportunity for positive ( or negative) feedback ( learning experience). Often I would say thank you after getting an answer. I should recieve a “You’re Welcome” back. Or even better, a “you’re welcome” followed by “Will there be anything else?”
Is he capable of learning preferences?
For some answers, there are a hundred different ways to answer. His pool of potential responses needs to be deepened.
Jibo cannot answer: “What planet are we on?”
Jibo has a limited sense of time.
He can answer “What’s the date today?” But he cannot answer “What was yesterdays date?” nor “What is tomorrow’s date?” Each question gets today’s date. Perhaps this is a bug. I’ll continue to test.
Jibo does not access data about other members of the loop.
You cannot ask what another member of the loops favorite color is.
Punch: “Hey Jibo, what is Judy’s favorite color?” (Judy has told Jibo her favorite color, not 2 minutes ago)
You cannot ask if they have seen another member of the loop recently, even if they have just had an interaction with Jibo.
Jibo has limited conversational skills. If I ask him how big the grand canyon is, and he answers, I cannot then say, “And how far away is it?” Because he has no idea what ‘it’ is. To him, the previous sentence never existed, he has no context.
Having to say “hey Jibo” at every interaction kills the whole “social” aspect of the robot.
Social implies conversation. Jibo is all about ask and answer.