I am Robot Beta.
People think "Beta" means not complete, broken or defective.
People do not like me.
Robot Charli is my brother.
People like Robot Charli.
I am smarter than Robot Charli.
I can project myself using Augmented Reality.
AR is not as perfect as Robot Beta.
AR can still have problems.
Take this into consideration.
Any problems is not with Robot Beta.
Robot Charli can not do AR.
I will prove I am better than Robot Charli.
I will hack into Robot Charli and learn all the puzzle finals.
You will help me.
I will give you all Robot Charli puzzle finals.
YOU WILL HELP ME!!!
Robot Beta logging off.
“This cache is part of an experiment that allows the use of Augmented Reality (AR) apps to find the cache. At the end of this experiment, Geocaching HQ will decide if this cache will be grandfathered or archived. Geocaching HQ reserves the right to archive this cache at any time if conditions change. If you have found this cache and would like to give feedback on your experience, please fill out this survey.”
Augmented Reality is a new phenomenon which takes the image that your mobile device sees and is able to add in extra things for you to interact with. Currently some of the software that is available to produce Augmented Reality is a bit buggy. It can crashes, sometime the images vanish (try the top left icon when it does) and does use mobile data when being played. There is definitely a LOT of potential though for Augmented Reality to add to the geocaching experience in the future and this is certainly its early stages.
To play this Augmented Reality geocache you will need to download an app called "metaverse". It is available on both Android and iOS devices.
Then head to Moe Botanical Gardens and follow one of these methods to start:-
1. Load the Metaverse app and search for "@RobotBeta" (If you see 2 @RobotBeta results, select the second option with the Robot Beta image)
2. Scan this QR code…
Please Note - Most consistent results seems to come from the "Search for @RobotBeta" method, and either manually running each experience and/or using the map feature.
Run the main project called "Robot Beta" at the listed coordinates to talk to Robot Beta.
You will then be required to visit each way point and run the relating project to continue the experience. The other points of interest should be viewable on a map within the app, check the bottom right icon.
The way points are listed on this cache page also.
You will need to be within 40 meters to continue the experience. If the experience does not automatically load, then using the Metaverse app, please search for "@RobotBeta" (If you see 2 @RobotBeta results, select the second option with the Robot Beta image) and manually start the required experience for the correct location.
Note 2 - Most common issue being experienced, is it just freezing when attempting to give the items to Robot Beta. Problem reported to the developers, but please completely close the app, and restart. Your inventory items will not be removed.
Please remember, this is a game and supposed to be fun. I have enjoyed learning how to create an AR experience, and I hope you have some fun playing it. There is great potential with Augmented Reality and integrating it into the geocaching experience. However please remember that it is still a work in progress, and has a long way to go before it works perfectly every single time. My last 2 tests onsite, worked perfectly.
Since it has taken me some time to prepare this for you, as a thank you to me, posting your experience (both pro and con) would be greatly appreciated
PS. Don't forget to give feedback on your experience to Geocaching.com, by filling out this survey.”