Transforming IoT at JavaOne, one robot at a time

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Transforming IoT at JavaOne, one robot at a time

“This morning, I had a conversation about politics with my vacuum cleaning robot.”

Does my statement above sound far-fetched? It is not, and I can show you how and why!


At this year’s JavaOne conference, I will show at my speaking session how you can quickly and securely turn a simple idea into reality, like transforming a regular Roomba vacuum into a cognitive-enabled smart and chatty device. Even further, my politics-chatting robot can be turned into a media information center that has an opinion on virtually any subject based on social network sentiment and digested using cognitive services.

Using the power of voice UI, mobile and cognitive services from the cloud platform, I’ll demonstrate how to securely connect and manage devices, analyze social network data, and apply cognitive services to add human-like interaction to lightweight IoT products.


Robots can now understand emotions and talk to you about it.

My session will demonstrate how robots implemented with IBM Watson cognitive services can interact verbally with people and respond to personal emotions. In essence, I’ll show the practicalities of joining IoT-robotics with a cloud processing and mobile platform for communications. Thanks to cloud processing, you can use AI for the purposes of building intelligent, unmanned systems.

Today, anyone could turn a robot vacuum into the their own personal R2D2 or C3PO. And it is not that far-fetched!

If you can make it, be sure to come to my speaking session. Details are below!

Transforming IoT with Voice UI, Java, AI, and the Cloud Wednesday, Oct 04, 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific | Moscone West – Room 2022 Conference #CON4247

Please follow me on Twitter @blumareks and check my blog on See you at JavaOne!

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