Android, Robotics and Vision Oh My! w/ Shane Francis – XDA:DevCon 2014

Android, Robotics and Vision Oh My! w/ Shane Francis – XDA:DevCon 2014

This is our second video from this year’s XDA:DevCon 2014 in Manchester, UK. For those of you who were unable to make it, we are excited to be releasing another session for you to enjoy. In a follow-up to our video from yesterday, Alin Jerpelea’s session AOSP For Sony Devices: Past, Present and Future, we offer up a video of Shane Francis’s session.

Francis is an Android and technology fanatic who finished his computer science degree just over a year ago. Having been involved with multiple community driven projects – such as CyanogenMod – his hobbies have driven him to expand his interests into many different fields, including electronics and robotics. This extends to projects such as building robots and quadcopters in his spare time.

Francis offered up an excellent presentation talking about the many, often unusual, things you can do with an Android device. Have you ever looked at your Android phone or tablet and think, “What if this thing had wheels, arms or a nerf gun?” Entitled Android, Robotics and Vision Oh My!, he looks at how well Android devices are suited at being the brains behind robotics and some insights into creating a robotic platform based around any Android device.

Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting xda:devcon 2014 coverage.

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Jimmy McGee
Jimmy McGee

As the resident token curmudgeon Senior Moderator of the XDA Forums, get off his lawn. Member of XDA since the Windows Mobile days Jimmy McGee heads up the YouTube channel for XDA dubbed XDA TV. Technology Geek by trade and security analyst by training, he has a lot to say about things found on the internet, some of which can be safely ignored.