Monday, March 19, 2012

Truth & Beauty Lab Answer Board

The latest creation from the Truth & Beauty Lab, the Answer Board, was released yesterday 18-March-2012. The Answer Board is a Pandorabot based rotating sign that provides answers to just about any question or topic one can think of. The board responds to local chat and provides its answers from, first, Wikipedia if it finds a matching article then Wolfram Alpha if no Wikipedia article is found then AI chat from if no Wolfram Alpha answer is found.

The Answer Board is preconfigured and requires no setup other than rezzing, positioning, and resizing if desired. It uses a shared Wolfram Alpha Application ID which gives the board access to Wolfram Alpha but on a shared basis with a limit of 2000 queries per month. Therefore, it is recommended that the owner of an Answer Board register for their own Wolfram Alpha Application ID at

Although ready to use out-of-the-box, the Answer Board can be extensively customized. A detailed Owners Manual is provided and available in PDF, Office, and OpenOffice formats. Non-owner users who touch the Answer Board receive a User Guide which is also available in PDF, Office, and OpenOffice formats.

The Answer Board can provide information on just about any topic due to the wealth of information available via the combined resources of Wikipedia and Wolfram Alpha. Based on the recently released Pandorabot V7 technology, the Answer Board can automatically detect the user's language and query that language Wikipedia. Language detection is provided for Nihongo, Russkiy, Nederlands, Português, Polski, Italiano, Español, Français, Deutsch or English. It is the smartest scripted agent in Second Life.

In addition, the Answer Board can be enabled as a Greeter to detect and greet new arrivals, deliver notecards and landmarks, and emit a wide variety of particle displays. There is an extensive command set available to the owner and an easy to use dialog menu. The Answer Board is available for L$395 on the Second Life Marketplace at

Here's what the Answer Board looks like:

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Truth & Beauty Lab Products 2/2012

The Truth & Beauty Lab (formerly Restless Studio) would like to inform you of some new products that may be useful, interesting, fun, entertaining, or otherwise of value.

Smart Rings and Smart Cuffs -

Stylishly textured in gold or silver, this line of single sculpted prim Smart Jewelry from the Truth & Beauty Lab can query Wikipedia, provide answers from Wolfram Alpha, emit a wide variety of particle displays, animate your avatar during particle displays, scan the area for objects and avatars, and target an object or avatar with a particle beam. One advantage of owning a Smart Ring or Smart Cuff is that, since the items are worn as attachments, you can travel anywhere on the grid and your Pandorabot featured ring or cuff is there to command.

Menhir Internationalized Pandorbots -

The Menhir Pandorabot is a single prim object shaped and textured as a Menhir ( see ). Menhir Pandorabots are scripted to include all the features of the Truth & Beauty Lab Pandorabots and the textured single sculpted prim provides a realistic recreation of a Menhir. Preconfigured Menhir language versions are available in English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, and Português. The language configured Menhir will query the Wikipedia in that language, understanding that language chat and responding in that language when possible.

Smart Dance Pole & Smart Tip Jar Combo Pack -

Automatically login an avatar and have it automatically start pole dancing, chatting, quoting Wikipedia, greeting new arrivals, delivering notecards and landmarks, monitoring and responding to group chat, and more. A super smart pole dance bot! The Truth & Beauty Lab Smart Dance Pole is scripted with the Pandorabot METAbolt Add-On and configured for use as a dance pole. It is an artificially intelligent dance pole and integrates with the Smart Tip Jar, accepting tips, triggering a pole dancing bot to undress, emote, change outfits, and interact with your visitors. Using an integrated Smart Dance Pole and Smart Tip Jar allows you to maintain an artificially intelligent pole dancing bot avatar who accepts tips 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round without monthly fees or hourly charges. The Smart Tip Jar can automatically trigger your dance pole bot avatar to undress when a tip threshold is reached and get dressed after a specified duration. NOTE: The Smart Tip Jar splits all tips - 90% going to the owner and 10% going to the Truth & Beauty Lab.

T3-M4 Scanning Follower Droid -

The Truth & Beauty Lab T3-M4 Scanning Follower will follow its owner at a configurable offset and can be controlled via a dialog menu interface. Included in its features is the ability to scan the area for objects and avatars then assemble and display a report which includes statistics on the resource consumption of the detected objects and avatars. The T3-M4 Scanning Follower can fire a laser at selected avatars or detected objects/avatars from one of its scans. It also makes cute bot sounds. The boxed product includes preconfigured Scanning Followers - two T3-M4 Astromech Droids. The droids are a realistic reconstruction of the T3-M4 from the Old Republic Star Wars era. The T3-M4 Scanning Follower integrates with the Truth & Beauty Lab Pandorabots so versions of it that chat, query Wikipedia, supply answers from Wolfram Alpha, greet arrivals, etc are also available in the marketplace store. A single prim Eye Candy Scanning Follower is also available for those who prefer to conserve resources and display cool visuals while providing identical functionality as the 39 prim T3-M4 Scanning Follower.

Particle Textures Display Heart -

This single prim sculpted heart rotates, emits particle displays using the particle textures in its contents, and accepts new particle textures allowing you to view your particle displays easily and quickly. The prim cycles through whatever particle textures are in its contents. Clicking the heart prim steps to the next particle texture.

Truth & Beauty Lab Heart Follower -

This single prim sculpted heart rotates, follows its owner at a specified offset, changes textures, emits particle displays, and can be used to scan the area for objects and avatars producing a complete detailed report.

Second Life Haiku Generator -

Rez this portrait of Basho, the famous Japanese haiku poet, and click it to get an automatically generated Second Life related haiku. Each time the portrait is clicked a different Second Life related haiku will be generated. The large collection of words and phrases used to construct the haikus is constantly growing and the haikus are generated on a server so you never have to update the inworld object.

The Truth & Beauty Lab Marketplace -

Many more new, entertaining, informative, useful, fun, and interesting products are available at the Truth & Beauty Lab Marketplace. Please visit and browse the shop.


Do you have suggestions, requests, comments, criticism, kudos, testimonials, funny stories, etc. concerning any of the Truth & Beauty Lab products? Email or IM Missy Restless and let me know what you think. I'm always happy to help if I can and many products ideas and improvements have originated with suggestions and requests from clients & casual encounters.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Internationalizing Your Pandorabot's Wikipedia Query

If you want to allow non-English speaking Second Life residents to trigger a Pandorabot Wikipedia query in that person's native language then use the following settings in the Configuration notecard of your Pandorabot.

In order to detect German (Deutsch)  residents input and also to output Deutsch answers from your Pandorabot, use these settings:
LANG_NAME = Deutsch
WIKIPEDIA_TRIGGERS = was ist ein ,?, was sind die ,?, was ist ,?, was sind ,?, wer sind ,?, wer ist ,?, wo ist ,?, wo sind ,?, what is ,?, what's ,?, what're ,?, what is a ,?, what is an ,?, what is the ,?, what are the ,?, what's a ,?, what's an ,?, who is ,?, who are ,?, who're ,?, who's ,?,,?
To detect French (Français) residents input and output Français answers from your Pandorabot, use these settings:
LANG_NAME = Français
WIKIPEDIA_TRIGGERS = quelle est la ,?, qui est le ,?, ce sont ,?, quelles sont les ,?, ce qui est une ,?, qu'est-ce qu'un ,?, quels sont les ,?, ce qui est ,?, qui est ,?, qui sont ,?, où est ,?, what is ,?,what's ,?,what're ,?,what is a ,?,what is an ,?,what is the ,?,what are the ,?,what's a ,?,what's an ,?,who is,?,who are,?,who're,?,who's,?,,?
 To detect Dutch (Nederlands) residents input and output Nederlands answers from your Pandorabot, use these settings:
LANG_NAME = Nederlands
WIKIPEDIA_TRIGGERS = wat is een ,?, wat zijn de ,?, wat is de ,?, wat is ,?, die is ,?, die ,?, what is ,?, what's ,?, what're ,?, what is a ,?, what is an ,?, what is the ,?, what are the ,?, what's a ,?, what's an ,?, who is ,?, who are ,?, who're ,?, who's ,?,,?

To detect Italian (Italiano) residents input and output Italiano answers from your Pandorabot, use these settings:
LANG_NAME = Italiano
WIKIPEDIA_TRIGGERS = cosa è un ,?, ciò che è uno ,?, qual è il ,?, cosa è ,?, chi è ,?, che è il ,?, cosa sono ,?, chi sono ,?, quali sono le ,?, what is ,?, what's ,?, what're ,?, what is a ,?, what is an ,?, what is the ,?, what are the ,?, what's a ,?, what's an ,?, who is ,?, who are ,?, who're ,?, who's ,?,,?

To detect Portuguese (Português) residents input and output Português answers from your Pandorabot, use these settings:
LANG_NAME = Português
WIKIPEDIA_TRIGGERS = o que é ,?, quem é ,?, o que é o ,?, quem é o ,?, quais são ,?, quem são ,?, o que é um ,?, o que é um ,?, o que são o ,?, what is ,?, what's ,?, what're ,?, what is a ,?, what is an ,?, what is the ,?, what are the ,?, what's a ,?, what's an ,?, who is ,?, who are ,?, who're ,?, who's ,?,,?
To detect Spanish (Español) residents input and output Español answers from your Pandorabot, use these settings:
LANG_NAME = Español
WIKIPEDIA_TRIGGERS = lo que es ,?, quien es ,?, ¿cuál es la ,?, quien es el ,?, ¿cuáles son ,?, que son ,?, ¿qué es un ,?, lo que es un ,?, ¿cuáles son las ,?, what is ,?, what's ,?, what're ,?, what is a ,?, what is an ,?, what is the ,?, what are the ,?, what's a ,?, what's an ,?, who is ,?, who are ,?, who're ,?, who's ,?,,?
To detect Polish (Polski) residents input and output Polski answers from your Pandorabot, use these settings:
LANG_NAME = Polski
WIKIPEDIA_TRIGGERS = co jest ,?, , który jest ,?, co jest ,?, , który jest ,?, jakie sa ,?, którzy sa ,?, co jest ,?, co jest ,?, jakie sa ,?, what is ,?, what's ,?, what're ,?, what is a ,?, what is an ,?, what is the ,?, what are the ,?, what's a ,?, what's an ,?, who is ,?, who are ,?, who're ,?, who's ,?,,?
 And so ends the most awesome blog post ever.

Friday, January 27, 2012

How to Make METAbolt based Pandorabots' Chat Appear to Come from the Alt Avatar

A new option in the METAbolt_Config notecard controls whether a METAbolt based Pandorabot's chat originates from the base prim or the alt avatar bot. Setting USE_LSL_SAY = TRUE in METAbolt_Config causes all chat from the bot to appear as if it is coming from the avatar thereby making it even more difficult for a guest to tell if he or she is chatting with a bot or a real person.

This uses METAbolt's LSL API and therefore only works if the MD5's METAbolt password is specified in the MD5SUM variable in METAbolt_Config. Find the METAbolt password in METAbolt preferences by clicking Application -> Preferences -> Security/L$. Copy the password and chat the following within 20 meters of your METAbolt based Pandorabot:
    /777 password=the-password-string-you-copied
The Pandorabot should then chat the MD5'd password. Copy the MD5 string, edit METAbolt_Config and set MD5SUM=the-md5-string-you-copied.

METAbolt based Pandorabots supporting this feature include:
Note, you must have the METAbolt LSL API plugin loaded for this to work. The METAbolt Wiki has instructions on auto-loading the LSL API plugin.