Whilst many of EMO’s responses are controlled by the AI side of EMO, there’s still a bit that is controlled by his firmware. Things like the dance sequences, the animations etc are all stored in the firmware. Living AI are working hard on new releases of the firmware and have provided a couple of ways you can do firmware updates for EMO. EMO does not require a subscription and the firmware updates are free for him.
You can check out the video below for more info or read on.
There are currently two ways to update EMO’s firmware.
Voice Control – you can start by saying “EMO Check Update” and EMO will show you either a green check mark to indicate there is no update, or a red 1 to show you that there is an update.
From there, if you want to upgrade the firmware, you can say “EMO Install the latest firwmare now”. EMO will then download and install the latest firmware update to him. He will reboot during that process. I would HIGHLY recommend that you leave EMO on his charger while he is doing the update.
Application Control – the other way you can do an update for EMO is via the EMO app. Firstly open the EMO app, and connect to EMO. Then select the hexagon icon, and then the FIRMWARE button. As you can see in the screenshot below, if there is a new firmware version it will show you both the current version on EMO and the newer version, along with a button to UPDATE FIRMWARE. Press that and let EMO update.
Regardless of which way you chose to upgrade the firmware, EMO will upgrade just fine.