Building Droids with JavaScript

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Building Droids with JavaScript with only an occasional electric shock.

JavaScript is finding its way further and further out of the browser. Only a couple of years ago, if someone had said they wanted to build robots only using JS you'd think they were crazy. Having tried it at the time those naysayers were correct - it was a disaster.

Recently, particularly as a result of the nodebots project, JS Robotics has started to come of age and it's now possible to build simple robots using JavaScript for the majority of the stack - from everything from control and sensors to motors to lights, AI and computer vision.

This talk will give an overview of what's currently possible, where the current gotchas are, how to get started and have some interactive elements that can be played with during or after the session.

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Andrew Fisher

Maker and breaker of smart things that combine mobile web, cloud computing, ubicomp and large data processing. Sometime programmer and CTO @ JBA.

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Date Wed 14th August 2013

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