Microsoft announces Robotics @Home contest winner: a SmartTripod that can follow you


smart tripod microsoft Microsoft announces Robotics @Home contest winner: a SmartTripod that can follow you

It’s had quite a run, but Microsoft’s months-long Robotics @Home Competition finally came to close this past weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire. Taking home the title (and a $ 10,000 prize) was Arthur Wait for his SmartTripod, a robotic assistant that relies on Microsoft Robotics Developer Studio 4, the Eddie development platform and, of course, a Kinect to follow a person around and handle camera duties in a natural manner — or “almost as though a human was holding the camera,” as Wait puts it. Just how well does it work? You can get a look at the robot itself and the results it’s able to provide in the videos after the break.

Continue reading Microsoft announces Robotics @Home contest winner: a SmartTripod that can follow you

Microsoft announces Robotics @Home contest winner: a SmartTripod that can follow you originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 May 2012 06:49:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Permalink   |  post label source Microsoft announces Robotics @Home contest winner: a SmartTripod that can follow youMicrosoft Robotics Blog  | Email this | Comments
Engadget

Related posts:

  1. Disney’s “The Avengers” a winner for Paramount too: source
  2. Shiver me timbers, the 2012 D4G Winner is….
  3. Follow an email’s journey with Story of Send

Short URL: http://techno-magazine.com/?p=18564

Posted by on May 24 2012. Filed under TOP NEWS. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Post content may be received from external website through web content syndication. You'll find link to source inside this article. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

*

Photo Gallery

Log in | Designed by Techno Magazine
68 queries in 22.403 seconds.