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This has to be the strangest faq page so far.

Here are some frequently asked questions about Robosapien V2

My robot keeps staring at strange objects around the room. What is he looking at?

Your RS2 "sees" using Infra Red (I/R) light, a light too "red" for humans to see. However many appliances, computer screens, TVs, and dimmed lighting put out I/R light which your robot can be attracted to,
so he'll just naturally turn to have a look.

My robot only sees me intermittently. What's wrong?

If your robot hears something loud, his vision turns off until he figures out where the sound is coming from (about three seconds unless he hears another sound). His eyes dim during this mode to let you know he's in listen mode.

If you're testing your RS2's vision in a noisy place, be sure to press the "a" button to disable his hearing. He'll now pay much better attention to you.

My Robot thinks I am a blue Smurf. What do I do?

If your robot thinks you are "blue" for some reason, then the problem is the white balance setting in his color camera eye. His default mode is "indoor yellow light" like the warm light you commonly get from indoor households.

Just like a regular camera, you have to adjust what he sees for

" indoor", "outdoor", or "sun-on-beach".
If you're outside under SUNLIGHT,
press SHIFT1-SHIFT2-SHIFT3-"x"
If you're inside under FLORECENT LIGHTS,
press SHIFT1-SHIFT2-SHIFT3-"z"

Alternately, you can experiment with what different colors he can see when his vision color is messed up. For example, under indoor white florescent lights (when in "indoor yellow light" mode), human hands appear blue, yellow tennis balls appear green, and oranges appear red.

How can I keep my RS2 awake for long periods?

If your RS2 is kept in front of an object so his eyes blink slowly (a white wall at about a meter-and-a-half away works well), he will stare at it for over 2 days before his brain batteries finally die.
During this time he will pay attention to anybody who walks by, but won't do little jokes or go to sleep. Very handy for presentations when you need him not to go to shut down for long periods.

He keeps watching me and reacting to sounds! How can I just make him my puppet?

Press the "b" button to deactivate his vision systems, and the "a" button to deactivate his sound response. He'll now respond only to touch and remote control buttons.

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