Thinking beyond apps

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Thinking beyond apps

  1. 1. Thinking beyond Apps Power of [ Smartphones + Hardware ] Saurabh Palan iRoboticist.com @iRoboticist
  2. 2. Who am I to give a talk about it. • Robotics Engineer • • • MS in Robotics (Multidisciplinary - EE CS ME) 4 Startup Experience Instructor • Tech Enthusiast and Evangelist • • Helping push technology to make human life better STEM and Technology hands-on Education • Entrepreneur • Founder of Mighty Carma (Stealth Mode) • [Potential] USER
  3. 3. Smartphones: Features • • • • • • • • • Dual and Quad core processors WiFi and 4G connectivity (Internet/Cloud Connectivity) Bluetooth Camera (2) Sensors: GPS, Accelerometer and Gyroscope USB (Serial) Connectivity Speaker/Mic Touch interface display Apps : Apps make Smartphones awesome! There are apps for almost every possible thing you can imagine.
  4. 4. So Whats Missing MOTION SENSORS PHYSICAL INTERACTION W/ SURROUNDING VACUUM CLEANER...why not?
  5. 5. So lets look at some of the Applications we can get when we add a few more components to Smartphones.
  6. 6. Fitness Devices < Fitbit Nike+ > < LUMOback Misfit Shine > Some use Bluetooth, other use wires and a few even create their own communication medium. " Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make, I'll Be Watching You " - Your Dearest SmartPhone
  7. 7. Healthcare - Body Monitors Heart Rate Monitors Blood Glucose Monitors
  8. 8. Tick-Tock Smartphones have become so Smart, that now you need a Watch to keep a Watch on them
  9. 9. Let there be Light(s)! Listening to PinkFloyd...how about some Mood Lights to match that... "Siri can you set the lights to Romantic Candle Light Dinner Mode and please be my date "
  10. 10. Better not piss Siri off...see who controls your house?
  11. 11. Finance - its all about software, but tell me how will you read the card?
  12. 12. Toys-R-for-US Double-click to enter text
  13. 13. Smartphones can Get Around < Romotive (iPhone) Double Robotics > (iPad) < Botiful (Android + IOIO*)
  14. 14. Untapped Markets and Applications • Self Docking Phones (Comes to you when u get a call or msg and returns back to the base) • Smartphones in Automobile (Infotainment and Telematics) • Hands-on Education and Building kits (Lego Mindstorm) • Elderly Care (Medication dispenser, body monitoring and alerts, emergency response etc)
  15. 15. Getting Started: Tapping into your SmartPhone Lets start by ways you can connect to the Smartphone 1. Audio jack 2. USB (microUSB, Lightning Connector etc) 3. Bluetooth / WiFi 4. NFC 5. Innovative ways like flashing LCD screen
  16. 16. Getting Starter: Connecting External Hardware IOIO ADK Arduino + WiFi Arduino + Bluetooth Building your own hardware or using open-source development platforms like BeagleBoard and PandaBoard Attending Android-Droid Workshop by Ytai & Saurabh
  17. 17. Stay in touch Follow: iRoboticist on Twitter, G+, FB, LinkedIn Interested in workshop - pre-register on Workshop.iRoboticist.com Robot Hackerspace Livermore - Robot Garden robotgarden.org

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