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Long time no see...

posted Jan 9, 2012, 8:00 AM by Francisco Baio Dias   [ updated Jan 9, 2012, 8:05 AM ]
It has been a while since my last post here so I'll make a quick resume of the last few months.

I've been working mainly with Artica.cc on Magabot, making lots of fun stuff. We started by creating an application which lets anyone control a robot performing telepresence through Skype. The only thing people have to do is to call the computer connected to the robot and start sending commands using chat messages or pressing keys on the Dial-pad. We had people from thousands of miles away controlling our robots, visiting us, talking to people and watching the sunset.

In early November we participated in SAPO Codebits V where we had a very special hacked Magabot, in form of the event's logo. With the awesome guys from Microsoft which were there we managed to have it being controlled using Kinect.

In the meanwhile I created a G+ page for magabot which is starting to be a success. We're one of the recommended  Google+ pages and, with the growing number of people circling us, I though it would be great controlling magabot from Google Chat. The application turned out to work well and we even had a spotlight about the project on Gmail page.

So, that's it!

See you soon :D

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