Behavior Control
This control is developed by:
AvatarDJ Sures
Created January 20 2018
Updated December 29 2018
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Aimlbot

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Localized chat bot client that uses AIML. This operates the same as the PandoraBot client, except it runs local by not requiring an internet connection. The AIML configuration files are stored locally and can be edited by hand or with an AIML editing tool.

This control accepts the ControlCommand() to send data from other controls. This means if you use the Bing Speech Recognition, the text data can be sent programmatically from another control, such as...

Code:


ControlCommand("AimlBot", SetPhrase, "This is some text that I am sending")


This control also has the ability to execute a script when the chat result is returned. The script can speak the result using the Say() or SayEZB() command, for example.

Embed EZ-Script and Variables in AIML
AIML responses can embed EZ-Script with square brackets [ and ]. For example, if you load the AIML file t.aiml, you will find this example under the category "test". Search the document for the word "test" and you will see the following response...

Code:


This is just a test $Direction.[say("Testing")]


As you can see in the above example, when the word "test" is entered as a phrase into the artificial intelligence engine, the response includes a variable and a script to run.

Movement Commands
Additionally, there's a few entries in the update.aiml file that demonstrates how movement commands are processed. When the user inputs "Move Forward", the robot will begin moving forward according to the code entered in the update.aiml file.


Editing AIML Files
The config menu of this plugin has a button to open the AIML config folder or search for a phrase among all AIML files. The file search ability makes it easy to find a response to edit with your own editor, such as with notepad. There's also a built-in editor that I've included, more info below.

GaitoBotEditor
There is a built-in editor included called GaitoBotEditor that was created by Springwald Software with no relation to ez-robot. EZ-Robot cannot support or assist with using this AIML editor, but their online manual is pretty clear. The AIML files will have to be loaded one-by-one into the editor as a new workspace. I don't have much experience with the editor, but it seems to do the trick!

Config Folder
You can specify the configuration folder to have multiple personalities. To do so, the new config folder must contain the CONFIG and AIML folders from the plugin root folder. Simply look in the current config folder of this plugin, and copy the AIML and CONFIG folders into the new folder. Specify the new folder by pressing the change configuration folder button.

Source Code
The source code for this plugin can be downloaded here: AimlBot-src.zip

DJ Sures
Synthiam
December 29 2018
I can post it tonight when I’m in front of a pc for ya
December 29 2018
That would be awesome! Thanks.
DJ Sures
Synthiam
December 29 2018 — Updated December 29 2018
You can now specify the folder for the configuration files. The new folder requires the AIML and CONFIG folders from the plugin folder to be copied. 

The source code is available as well - in the description of the plugin
December 29 2018
Thank you! This will come in very handy for many of us.
December 30 2018
Excellent stuff, thank you!