I'm new to the forum, located in Perth Western Australia (timezone not available in the profile !!! :-) ) and became a robot owner for the first time when my wife linked my (alleged) love of gadgets to the Christmas gift buying process.
I can see that the programmability could be a lot of fun. At the moment though I haven't loaded the software because I'm thinking of returning the RSM to the store instead.
I have four issues - three real and one temporary. The temp one is that even turning the thing on freaks out my 1 1/2 yr old son. Since it's about his height it's understandable. You should try lying on the floor and have it walk towards you. When you see it from that perspective he probably has a point but he'll get over it.
The three real issues are :
1) doesn't walk in a straight line
2) when in free roam it will get stuck in a loop where for Eg it stops, says "did I hear something" pauses for a while, says "hmm strangely silent again", does a brief twitch and then goes back to "did I hear something".
It does this in different personalities just the same but with the sayings changed obviously. Occasionally it breaks out of this. More often than not though it just goes around the loop until you get sick of it and then the problem can be solved by a STOP foloowed by resuming free roam mode. At a varying amount of time after going into free roam mode it will then drop back into this loop; always the same
3) remote controller has left and right swapped over. I'm assuming a normal operation where the front of the remote equals the front of the RSM so that the top arrow is forward, bottom arrow is backwards, left arrow on remote turns it left and right arrow turns it right. Just like a radio control unit. What I have is that left remote button turns it to the right and right button to the left. Also in arm mode I'm pretty certain (not sitting in front of it right now) that the left dial works the right arm and the right dial works the left arm.
These are all irritating problems esp 2 and 3.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?
Big temptation to take it back and save up for V3 instead.
Also one other minor Q - in Control mode are there supposed to be four functioning direction buttons or eight as shown on the remote? [or are the extra four "diagonal" direction buttons only for Arm mode?]