Team ParrotsOnJava.com is currently travelling through the USA. We have just received our very new Intel RealSense cameras and can’t wait to try them out once we are back in Germany. Before this we have our talk at the biggest Java conference in the world, the Oracle JavaOne conference in San Francisco.
Join our talkon the 29th of September in the Hilton Hotel Ballroom 1/2/3 near Union Square from 12:30 to 13:30.
Enjoy our awesome real world object demo showcases, e.g. bare hand controlled drones. Do not hestitate to contact us if you want to grab a beer (or coke) with us in San Francisco.
Yesterday we were presenting the Intel RealSense webinar. This webinar is dedicated to all the folks out there who want to get in touch with the new Intel camera and SDK. It provides some insights and tips on how to program a gesture controlled application.
The webinar was held in German language. Have fun watching it.
We’re starting to assemble all important parts for the Deutsches Museum Munich project to make our exhibition a great success. For this we had to disassemble the Thymio II robot which was selected by us as the best choice for the gesture controlled robot. This is important since the Thymio II needs permanent current. Normally the Thymio is powered by a battery pack which is not a good solution when having an exhibition project in a museum which will be powered for 12 hours a day.
We have to solve a problem with the Intel Realsense camera, since we are not able to use USB cables longer than ~5m. But we are sure that we can solve this too!
Our talk was selected 2nd place (out of 49) for the “Best presentation Award” at the Java Forum Stuttgart. The Java Forum Stuttgart is one of the biggest conferences in Germany regarding the Java programming language and was sold out with about 1.800 visitors.
Guests of the Java Forum were able to fill out a questionnaire for the different presentations they had visited. We like to thank all the curious and interested people visiting and voting for our presentation and making this possible.
This goes to all German speaking readers out there. You now have the chance to see one of our conference talks on YouTube. This Microsoft Keynote was held at the the Student Technology Conference on the 4th of April 2014. Please note that we’re updating our talk frequently since the amount of devices for gesture control is frequently increasing.
Within the time our library was extended with much more functionality. From now on we can control robots like the Thymio II, little iRacer cars or the Sphero Ball 2.0. For this we had to extend the library with Bluetooth compatibility among other things.
Furthermore ParrotsOnJava.com will attend the Intel RealSense Challenge as so called “Ambassadors”, a special challenge track for teams which attended the last Perceptual Computing World Championship successfully. Stay tuned for our new ideas! Believe us, those ideas are really, really crazy!
On the 17th of July we had our talk about gesture control using different 3D camera systems like Intel Real Sense (also known as Creative Gesture Camera or Senz3D), Leap Motion, and Kinect v2. Our talk was very well visited. People were really impressed with what you can do with gesture cameras. Like always, we let people try the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 demo showcase with all different camera technologies.
We’ve just ordered some Occulus Rift VR version 2 glasses since we have some ideas of really cool and impressive real world showcases.
Stay tuned for more information on this!