Oracle Technology Network along with Oracle Academy has revealed the winners of Oracle IoT Developer global challenge. The three winning entries came from India, Belarus and Spain. The entries consist of apps and robots designed for home automation and office design using Java and IoT technologies. Kolkata based IT company Edifixio turned out to be the winner. The winning entry of the company consisted of a smart social robot called ‘Bot – So’. This robot can be used for remote home surveillance and can interact with you via Twitter. One can give command the robot by posting a tweet. This robot is developed by Debraj Dutta, Tapas Bose, and Avinaba Majumder from Edifixio.
Speaking about the win, 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 other winner from Belarus designed an automated greenhouse which can be used to grow indoor plants. Moreover, it also allows the framer to control and monitor light, temperature and humidity of the ecosystem remotely with the help of an application. The greenhouse developed by Dzmitry Yasevich, Pavel Vervenko, and Vladimir Redzhepov also allows a user to check the growing process remotely with time-lapse photography.
The last winner of the competition is from Spain. They designed an innovative office space. The Lhings connected table enables an employee to use a RFID chip to set up a preferred office environment. This smart table connects to the smartphone of the user and also updates the employee’s presence in the space. This smart table connectivity is developed by by David Peñuela, José Pereda, and Jose Antonio Lorenzo.
Apart from this, the three teams from Tunisia, Morocco and Russia turned out to be the winners in the Students category. The winning entries contained of ePot for smart gardening from Tunisia, voice recognition from Russia and conference and voting system from Morocco.