Category Archives: Vision
We are often asked, the big question of, what problem does the Oddwerx solve? Currently it is best suited as an entertainment platform, however, with the right software on the smartphone, the possibilities are endless! Smartphones themselves offer a powerful computing platform, but when you take into consideration the fact that they are almost ubiquitously connected to the internet, and add cloud applications into the mix, the application domains explode. We are big believers that autonomous robots are going to play a role in our lives no matter what, either in the entertainment domain, or in the domain of problem solving, collaboration, or education. The Oddwerx is a platform designed for all of these areas, and reduces the implementation to a simple software problem. Smartphones typically don’t have lots of personality however, with an Oddwerx Robot you can make your iPhone or Android phone into a fun, highly interactive robot, suitable to some of the most advanced robotics R&D problems too!
Autonomous consumer robotics has always been limited by computing resource. With the rise of the smartphone, it makes sense to leverage the computing power consumers already own by offering compelling products, that just turn the smartphone into a mobile robotic platform. As smartphones evolve into more powerful computing devices, the robots be able to evolve with them, since the bulk of the problem solving is happening within the phone itself. Robots are the ultimate phone “appcessory”.