In the past Google I / O 2018 One of the main actors was that we witnessed it earlier this month Android Things, the Google platform that was created to give life The internet of thingswhich reached version 1.0 and eventually became an operating system worth including in early projects.
And to give an example, it was Google itself that decided to inspire developers around the world by taking them Your own projects based on Android Things to the Fair. Among them, four stood out, which the Mountain View-based company wanted to share with the rest of the world via its official blog for developers, and which we will see in more detail below.
This is how the projects based on Android Things were displayed in the I / O
During the fair, Google showed two different projects based on smart flowers. The first, Flos Mobilis, consists of a series of Robotic flowersEach is based on the i.MX7D development platform together with a camera that enables Android Things thanks to a system of neural networks Control the movement of each flower naturally.
On the other hand, Flos Affectus goes even further and uses the cameras included in each of the robotic flowers to help Know the mood of the user from the characters on their faceand therefore only bloom when the user is “happy” or “surprised”, while the flowers close when they recognize the moods “sad” or “angry”.
Rosie the Android
Can a five-foot robot Andy be the ultimate selfie machine? This is the brainchild of Rosie, a project by a group of Google engineers that consists of a 1.5 meter high robot that is capable of things thanks to Android Take photos if the user requestsIdentify voice commands and turn around and interact with those around you.
This is probably the craziest idea we’ve brought to life with Android Things – the makers of Smart Projector has decided to convert an IKEA lamp into a Smart Projector, through a laser, a Raspberry Pi and of course Android Things.
And the result couldn’t be more incredible. As you can see in the video The possibilities with this projector are endless, either to display the song currently playing or to Capture the stars and constellations on the ceiling of your room in real time In the evening.
Based on an existing printer, Android Things makes work easier when it comes to translating our imaginations into real objects. Using real-time subsystems to improve the user experience when developing and debugging new creations. Still, Google says this is just the beginning of what Android Things can do in the field of three-dimensional printing.
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