Parrots On JavaZone

September 14, 2017

Our presentation about the Avatar telepresence robotics system using the Softbank Nao and the Microsoft Kinect at the JavaZone 2017 is now available on Vimeo. It features a demonstration of the system as well as live coding the robot and a stage dive of our Nao. Enjoy!

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Interview with Intel Developer Zone

August 12, 2017

Thomas Endres and Martin Förtsch- both Intel Black Belt software developers – were interviewed for the Intel Developer Zone. You can read the complete interviewabout gesture control, AR/VR, robotics and Artificial Intelligence on the Intel Developer Zone.

Intel Developer Zone Interview

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Press coverage on the telepresence system

June 27, 2017

The Avatar telepresence system is currently heavily covered in German media. Today we had two appearances in local newspapers (both print and online) as well as in German national TV.

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Here is the video in the ARD Nachtmagazin

Also have a look at nordbayern.de

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HoloCom – holographic communication

June 3, 2017

We are proud to tell you that the TNG Hardware Hacking Team finalized our new showcase “Beam me up – Holographic communication using the Microsoft Hololens”. Yesterday we premiered our talk concerned with the demo at the TNG Big TechDay 10. Using the application you can have a holographic telepresence experience. While one person is filmed by a 3D depth camera like the Intel RealSense or Microsoft Kinect, the other person can see a hologram of the first person within the Hololens glasses. When seeing the world this way, it’s a bit like the holograms you might know from Star Wars. We will now put some final polish on the showcase as well as on the talk. Once this is done we will – like with all our demos – publish a video and a technical article on the subject.

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ParrotsOn MuleSoft Connect and IoT TechDay

April 17, 2017

We are currently preparing for two of our next appearances including the Avatar Telepresence system using Nao and Kinect. This will be a first since we are using our demo at two places at the same time. We spent a lot of energy within the last few weeks in order to duplicate our showcase so that we can use it in two locations simultaneously.

The first one will take place at the IoT TechDay in Utrecht on 19th of April. Don’t miss the talk given by Thomas Endres and Thomas Reifenberger and see the Avatar in action. Visit our presentation from 11:30 to 12:15 in room “Polar”.

In parallel Florian Gather and Markus Spanier will showcase our Nao robot at the MuleSoft Connect conference in San Francisco. We will be there with our showcase at the welcome reception. Then we will have another appearance on 19th of April from noon to 13:30 at the developer lab and a third one on 20th of April from 16:30 to 17:30. There you can try the Avatar system for yourself.


Parrots on MobileTechCon and Javaland

March 12, 2017

We are currently preparing for two of our next talks about the Avatar Telepresence system using Nao and Kinect. The first one will take place at the Mobile Tech Conference in Munich on the 14th of March. Don’t miss us and see the Avatar in action. Visit our presentation from 10:00 to 11:00 in room “Forum 8”.

After that we will be at the Javaland Conference in Brühl near Cologne from the 28th to the 29th of March. We will give our telepresence there as well from 14:00 to 14:45 on Tuesday, 28th of March. Besides that, we will showcase five of our demos at the Javaland Innovation Lab. There you can try the Avatar system for yourself, but you can also see the world through the eyes of a Terminator using our AugmentedRift AR device. Besides that we will showcase some of our demos for the Microsoft Hololens mixed reality device. And you can try to shoot some parrots in our VR game “ParrotAttacks VR” – or with gestures via our gesture controlled browser game.


Hackathons in February

February 26, 2017

This February, we held two hackathons within the TNG premises. Both were held for e-fellows students as well as for IT professionals.

The first one on the 10th of February was about Intel IoT Hardware and IoT technology in general featuring teams using various sensors and actuators to control rovers, peer to peer networks, a.s.o.

The second one on the 25th of February was featuring Game Development using the Microsoft Hololens Mixed Reality device. People were building virtual pianos, Augmented Reality physics simulations, flower planting games, etc.

We had a lot of fun and enjoyed working with all those brilliant people. This was surely not the last hackathon that we organized.

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