We had the honor to showcase our robot during the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco this week with two dedicated technical sessions, August 16th and August 17th titled, “Segway Robot SDK Jump Start,” which were delivered by our Head of Robotics, Li Pu.
The Intel Developer Forum is a gathering of technologists, developers, journalists, scientists, and other tech enthusiasts. Everyone converges to discuss Intel and other products based on Intel technologies, such as the Segway Robot powered by Intel’s RealSense™.
During the sessions Li Pu provided project updates of the developer program, details of the SDK, hardware extension bay and the API. He also touched on some of the possible applications we’ve been exploring with our development partners. Furthermore, he conducted two different demos, where he programmed the robot to follow him and play music according to his hand gestures.
In addition to the Jump Start session, Pu Li also joined Dave Shinsel, the Senior Robotics Architect of Intel, as the only guest speaker for the ‘Overview of Robotics’ session to speak about how Segway Robotics is utilizing RealSense™ capabilities for our robots. The RealSense™ technology is changing how humans interact with computing devices through human-like “senses” for increasing their perception of the world.
As previously announced, Segway Robot is designed as an open platform, where hardware and software developers can join together to realize the full potential of the project. We have been interacting closely with development partners and will be officially announcing our first set of alpha developers later this year.
The APIs that will be offered in the SDK for developers will include robot SDK and mobile SDK. The robot SDK will include vision, speech, locomotion, connectivity, interaction and hardware extension bay. The mobile device SDK will include connectivity, remote control and login.
And here are the verticals that developers have shown strong interests to build Segway Robot applications in.
During the sessions, developers provided valuable feedback for the SDK of Segway Robot. At the end of the sessions, attendees had the chance to meet Segway Robot and pose for photos.