The chat-screen can be used to:
Send messages for the robot to say
Send commands for the robot to execute
Text and speech-options for the message or command
History of sent messages
|Commands will not be saved in the history.|
|It is highly recommended to set the options for the message before entering the message itself.|
The bar at the bottom displays the options for the message to send to the robot:
Use the Speech-service on the tablet/smartphone to enter the message
Set the output-language of the message
Show or hide the speech-options for the message (e.g. volume, speech speed, …)
Message to send to the robot
Toggle whether the robot should speak or respond to a voice-command
Set advanced options (e.g. Animated speech)
|Save this step for last. Set the other options for the message first, especially the language.|
Tap the icon to open an overlay of the voice-recognition app:
When the modal is shown, state the message for the robot to repeat or the voice-command for the robot to execute:
Once the text has been processed by the speech-service, the content will be entered in the message-field:
Tap the icon to send the message/command to the robot.
|The speech-recognition will use the selected language for the message to interpret the speech. Additionally, make sure the requirements for the speech-recognition-app are met (i.e. access to internet, access to microphone, …).|
|This setting will also be used by the speech-recognition service.|
Tap the language-field in the message-bar to display the language installed on the robot:
Tap the language for the message and tap the option 'Accept' to apply the changes:
The following limitations apply to the languages:
Tap the icon to display the options for the message:
Drag the slider(s) for a setting(1) to change the value and tap the icon (2) again to close the options:
|It is highly recommended to set the type of message to send to the robot beforehand (i.e. message or command).|
Tap the selected message-field at the bottom of the screen to enter a message or command into the text-field.
Enter the message or command to send to the robot:
Tap the (now available) icon to send the message/command to the robot.
Alternatively, a speech-to-text service can be used to enter the content of the message. See the chapter Using the installed speech-service for more information.
After entering the message to send (either using the keyboard or using the speech-service installed on the device), the icon will be shown.
Tap the icon to send the message or command to the robot.
The sent message will now be stored in the history pane.
|These options will only be shown if the message-field is empty.|
Tap the option (or ) to display the available message-types:
Select the action for the robot to take and tap the option 'Accept' to apply the changes.
This will change the icon in the message-bar to match the type of message sent to the robot.
The robot will state the entered message using the entered speech-options
The robot will interpret the sent message as a voice-command
Tap the button to display a list of available animations the robot can show.
|Animated speech will only be executed if the connected robot supports this option.|
Another option to animate the robot while speaking is to enable (or disable) the option 'Animated speech'.
Tap the option 'Animated speech' to enable or disable this option.
Tap outside the shown popup to close the modal.
To edit the message, either send a new message with the new settings or store the message as a Quick response and edit the new quick response.
Tap a message in the history to resend it once more to the robot.
The robot will then play it back using the set speech-properties (voice pitch, volume, …).
Swipe the message to the left to show the advanced options for the message.
|The options can only be shown for one message at a time.|
To close the options again, swipe the message to the right.
Tap the option Add to Quick Responses to store the message as a Quick Response.
This will show a popup asking for a title and category for the Quick Response. For more information on the quick response(s), see the chapter 'Editing the quick response' in the steering page.