Release 2012.06.10.00

(Autonomous Robot Control Software)
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Change Release Notes

This is a small update with a few new commands and example projects. Now your robot can tell jokes with the joke example.:) To find updates, look under File->Examples within ARC.


  • New command "RSSSayDescription" - only say the description peice of the RSS feed
  • New example - C# Day Of The Week - reads the day of the week
  • New Example - Camera - Demonstrates how to control the camera from EZ-Script
  • New Example - RSS Jokes - Shows how to have your robot tell jokes
  • New Example - RSS Weather - Demonstrates how your robot can tell you the weather

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Usage Personal
Premium support $14.99/ticket $9.99/ticket
Feature requests Yes
Early access to new features & fixes Yes
Simultaneous microcontroller connections* 1 255
Robot skills* 20 Unlimited
Skill Store plugins* 1 Unlimited
Cognitive services usage** 10/day 6,000/day
Auto-positions gait actions* 40 Unlimited
Speech recongition phrases* 10 Unlimited
Camera devices* 1 Unlimited
Vision resolution max 320x240 Unlimited
Interface builder* 2 Unlimited
Cloud project size 128 MB
Cloud project revision history Yes
Create Exosphere requests 50/month
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Nice work!!! DJ did you get to update the 4800 baud rate for sendserial?


Louis, the 4800 is a firmware update and your request is added within the list. Firmware is different than an ARC update :)

The firmware is very complicated assembler machine code and is modified under strict development planning and testing. 10,000 lines of assembler :)


Right...gotcha! Sorry don't know what i was thinking :)


@louis, i know you're eager to try that mp3 player out. i'm eager to see it work:) i think we're about 2 weeks away from the next firmware:D hope you can hold out!


That's awesome...Wall-E is keeping me busy for two more weeks for sure :)