Known Issues (Technical Beta Round 1)

Here is a list of known issues for the Escape Pod, currently in a Closed Technical Beta status. These issues will be continually worked on throughout the course of the Escape Pod Beta, and beyond into full releases.


Escape Pod Technical Release v0.4.3 beta:

  • Mobile App is not yet able to connect to Vector when he is running on Escape Pod.
    • Use the "Onboarding" screen in the Escape Pod for Preference changes and setup.
  • The Pod is not able to load firmware onto a Vector that is running firmware v0.9.0 (Recovery Mode firmware).
  • In some cases, the final_intent for a behavior may not be invoked and the original intent will be used.
  • Escape Pod firmware files for Vector are still under development and are not included in the Firmware Management tab.

Fixed:

  • If a page is refreshed, you will now see the refreshed copy of the page as intended, instead of a 404 error.
  • The Licenses screen now correctly informs you if you attempt to use a license that is invalid or that is already in use (duplicate license) rather than displaying a generic error.

New Features:

  • Firmware / OTA Management and Automated Flashing:
    • Updates / OTAs may now be uploaded to the Escape Pod for storage
    • Firmware files may be flashed to the Vector robot directly from the Escape Pod during the Onboarding process.
  • View Behavior Log Stream: Displays a log of phrases and commands heard by the Escape Pod when speaking to Vector, and also lists the action Vector took as a result!
    • Please Note: This log will reset when you reload or navigate away from the page.
  • Extension engine: New open-source extension engine accepts transcribed text input from speech and from robot variables and extensions can be written in multiple programming languages.
  • Timers are now fully supported.
  • During Onboarding, users can now set almost all configuration variables (except locale, for now) for the robot.

Escape Pod Technical Release v0.3.2 beta:

  • If a page is refreshed or you try to refresh any page except “Licenses”, a 404 error will appear. To work around this, go back to https://escapepod.local:8443/
  • Timers are not yet implemented, but are expected to be implemented later in the Beta process or upon full release.
  • Mobile App is not yet able to connect to Vector when he is running on Escape Pod.

Fixed:

  • Fixed a regression from v0.3.1 that caused an issue where, if multiple bots were licensed, licensing would fail.

Escape Pod Technical Release v0.3.1 beta:

  • If a page is refreshed or you try to refresh any page except “Licenses”, a 404 error will appear. To work around this, go back to https://escapepod.local:8443/
  • Timers are not yet implemented, but are expected to be implemented later in the Beta process or upon full release.
  • Mobile App is not yet able to connect to Vector when he is running on Escape Pod.

Fixed:

  • Duplicate licenses are no longer allowed.
  • When telling you the time of day, Vector should return the time in the correct time zone.
  • The Escape Pod now correctly logs the incoming text of the voice-to-speech transcription rather than the engaged intent.

Escape Pod Technical Release v0.3.0 beta:

  • If a page is refreshed or you try to refresh any page except “Licenses”, a 404 error will appear. To work around this, go back to https://escapepod.local:8443/
  • The Escape Pod logged the engaged intent as the incoming text rather than the actual voice-to-speech transcription.
  • When telling you the time of day, Vector always provides the time in the Pacific Time Zone.
  • Timers are not yet implemented, but are expected to be implemented later in the Beta process or upon full release.
  • Duplicate licenses are allowed.
  • Mobile App is not yet able to connect to Vector when he is running on Escape Pod.

Current Limitations

Current limitations are based upon the need for external servers to find information. Currently, the Escape Pod is designed to be completely and entirely independent of all external servers. However, we are examining options for implementing these features from publicly available servers (or from the Escape Pod itself, in the case of the SDK) in future releases.

  • Weather (Can now be used if you enable the extension engine for weather and provide API credentials.)
  • Knowledge Graph (Hey Vector, I have a question)
  • Python SDK, which authorizes through the Vector Server, will not be usable while Vector is pointed at the Escape Pod.
    • New Go SDK does not authenticate through the Vector Server and is usable while Vector is pointed at the Escape Pod.

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