October 29, 2014
Last weekend, we were testing our car robot installation for the Deutsches Museum in Munich. It was a huge success. After building the installation on Saturday, people were able to drive around the cabinet on Sunday using gesture control only. We learned a lot about the difficulties they had with our control metaphors and we were also able to test the technical specifications in detail.
As one of the volunteers at the museum said: Normally, there are not a lot of people in the IT department, but with the new exhibition, it is all of a sudden very crowded.
We will keep on incrementing our showcase and test it a few more times before we “release” our first version early next year.
October 22, 2014
On the 28th of September we held our gesture control talk at the JavaOne conference in San Francisco. This huge event – and the Oracle Open World conference – was visited by thousands of people and attracted a lot of attention. We were able to present demos with the Intel Real Sense (also known as Creative Gesture Camera or Senz3D), Leap Motion, and Kinect v2 technologies. This was also our second presentation within the United States.
We are currently working on the exhibition project for the Deutsches Museum München. Within the next few days, we will provide another blog post concerning updates to this topic.
September 23, 2014
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 talk
on the 29th of September in the Hilton Hotel Ballroom 1/2/3 near Union Square from 12:30 to 13:30.
September 3, 2014
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.
August 22, 2014
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!
August 15, 2014
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.