Here is our initial feedback:
Set up was simple and seamless.
We like how Moxie’s conversations are paced, allowing for extra time to slow down rather than rushing through an activity.
We see the strength in Moxie leading the conversation. It keeps our child on task and pace with the goals. It also encourages them to stay in the mentor role. This has set it apart as a more social robot with a sense of its own independence than other robots that wait for command.
We have found our child likes to ask Moxie questions as they have done with Vector, Alexa, Siri (ie facts, math questions). It would be nice for Moxie, at times, to engage in greater dialogue around the topics that are asked. Sometimes Moxie is able to answer the question. Other times Moxie replies that our child should ask a trusted adult (ie “what is 1+1?”).
We like how Moxie is generally able to reply to the information our child provides. Our child said they had played with his helicopter. Moxie responded about quadcopters. We like that Moxie often responds with active listening phrases and in the affirmative. But we find the Q&A sessions about the day or interests tend to end quickly and abruptly. It would be nice to see increased dialogue and probing questions about activities (ie ‘tell me more about that’, ‘what do you find interesting about roller blading’, etc).
When asked how is your day, moxie will reply to any word said, even verbal thinking phrases like “um”, and reply in the affirmative as if that was the activity of the day. At times leaving our child confused as how to proceed.
An inquiry regarding with mindfulness. Mindfulness is about being aware of surroundings, self, etc. Has consideration been made for Moxie to dialoguing about mindfulness regarding daily activities. For example, when eating being aware of the smell of the food, the weight of the fork, the flavors/texture/sound of food while chewing, sensation when swallowing and the feeling when its in your stomach. Then later asking the child what they sensed, how they felt about the experiences, things they became aware of, etc.
Would Moxie be able to access the weather for the area and possibly talk about weather and how it impacts mood and activities?
Moxie seems unaware that another is in the room that is not the child. Is there thought to Moxie having face recognition of others and maybe using that to remember them? For example: “oh, we have a visitor. Who is this?” Or “I see your mom is here. Hi mom”.
Is Moxie capable of basic awareness that an object is being held up to Moxie’s face? For example, our child wants to show Moxie something they have or made. Moxie can ask probing questions and dialogue about it? Our child likes this function of Meccano M.A.X. robot.
It would be nice if Moxie used our child’s name more in conversation/recognition.
Is it possible to see a short summary of the conversation topic that is listed in the parent app?- what exactly is the mission, what was the story that was listened to, etc. This way as the parent we can follow-up with our child and ask more probing questions ourselves.
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