Bot-So, a smart social robot interacting via Twitter wins Oracle IoT Challenge

17th July 2014 | By Mouseworld Now Correspondent |

oracle-logoKolkata, India – July 17, 2014: Oracle Technology Network and Oracle Academy has announced the winners of the Oracle IoT Developer global challenge.Crafted with ingenuity and inspiration, the three winning entries in the professional category came from India, Belarus and Spain.In addition three teams from Tunisia, Morocco and Russia won the contest in the Students category. The entries included apps and robots for home automationand office designusing Java and IoT(Internet of Things) technologies.

Kolkata based IT company Edifixio India Pvt ltd. won the contest with their winning entry Bot-So, a smart social robot that interacts with you via Twitter. The robot can be deployed for remote home surveillance by sending commands via twitter. A tweet sent to the robot will trigger it to survey a space when the motion detector is triggered. The robot was developed by Debraj Dutta, Tapas Bose, and Avinaba Majumder fromEdifixio.

Debraj Dutta, Director, Edifixio India said, “We’ve all had a wonderful experience fabricating BOT-SO. We used Java technology to develop it. It’s not just a robot; we tried to personify it by making it present in social media. And what could be a better platform than the Oracle IoT Developer Challenge to showcase BOT-SO to the world. We are really excited about this project and believe it will have a lot of good use in society. We are thrilled that we have won this award and we look forward to doing a lot more things to take BOT-SO further and be a key contributor to the IoT revolution.”

The three professional teams and the first place student team have won a trip to JavaOne that will be held in San Francisco from Sept. 28th to Oct. 2nd, 2014.

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