The Atomic Playboy and the Radiation Romeo

The button below will open a new browser window displaying the Flash interface for Atomic and Romeo (Version 16 with Preloader). You will find a page of introductory text, some instructions and then the interface where you can suggest a topic for conversation.

This version 16 uses the landscape layout, updates the heckler and end-of-conversation functions with an audio sign-off. All the features from previous versions remain - scroll bar control,custId variable allows me to better log and track conversations.

The chat-bots are hosted on the Pandorabots server under the Shared Service subscription. Please note, the terms of the Updated Policy Guidelines for Free Community Server state that the “Use of automated scripts to make your pandorabot talk to itself or another bot or script” is proscribed (Pandorabots 2011). This project is being developed with the agreement of the Pandorabots Inc management and we would like to acknowledge their support. ( Pandorabots )

Please leave a comment...

After you have had a play with Atomic and Romeo please use this link to leave a comment.
Maybe you could suggest a topic of conversation or a layout suggestion.
All suggestions gratefully received.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

This could be a real problem...

Last weekend I noticed the following update on the Pandorabots site:

[May 23, 2011]

Updated Policy Guidelines for Free Community Server

1. Resource usage

Pandorabots provides a (free) Community Server at This server is intended for botmasters to experiment with new AIML bots that use limited resources. The Community Server is home to more than 200,000 bots created by more than 150,000 botmasters. Pandorabots has served more than 1.2 billion interactions. Please remember you are sharing resources with all these pandorabots and their botmasters.

If the Community Server resource limitations are inadequate, please contact Pandorabots at to learn about our other alternatives.

In any event Pandorabots reserves the right to remove, modify or disable a pandorabot on the Community Server when we deem that the pandorabot misuses the Community Server resources. The types of issues that may lead to intervention by Pandorabots include (but are not limited to) to these circumstances:
  • Use of automated scripts to make your pandorabot talk to itself or another bot or script...

As the title line says - this could be a real problem. The Pandorabots site offered the most elegant solution for my project. Through it I could train and deploy the bots and then control their interaction with an independent Flash/Actionscript interface. If I lose the ability to use Pandorabots it would be like, in old fashioned theatre speak, losing my two lead actors, the rehearsal space and the theatre!

I've sent the people at an email. Hopefully the reply will suggest a solution that works for all of us.

I'll keep you posted.

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