By: Steve Texiera
Two weeks ago I was excited to see us unveil Windows 10 IoT Core Anniversary Edition running on the new Intel® Joule™, built on the new Intel® Atom™ T5700 SOC. It took us a little over 6 weeks to bring up Windows 10 IoT Core and build Bamboo, the first Windows 10 IoT Core and Intel® Joule™ powered robot. We look forward to seeing what you think of Windows 10 IoT Core for the Intel® Joule™ when it becomes available as part of the Windows Insider Program release scheduled for September.
Bamboo, the first Windows 10 IoT Core robot running on the Intel® Joule™
To give you a peek into what you can do with this we created Bamboo, a companion robotic panda. Running Windows 10 IoT Core on the Intel® Joule™ compute platform, Bamboo connects to cloud-based Microsoft Azure* and Cognitive Services, which provide sentiment analysis and translation, so you can speak to Bamboo in any language and she can translate into her native English and understand your mood via Twitter. Bamboo can move about and build an understanding of her environment with the compute platform and an Intel® RealSense™ camera. Additionally, she is animated via the EZ-Robot EZ-B control system.
All of this happened at the Intel Developer Forum 2016 in San Francisco. At that event, we also had a number of partners showing off what Windows 10 IoT Core can do.
EZ-Robot integrated the Intel® Joule™ with Windows 10 IoT Core into their EZ-B V5, making EZ-Robot the first custom integrator of the Intel® Joule™ using Windows 10 IoT Core. EZ-Robot displayed the new control module and multiple robots running on this new platform. Using the EZ-Builder software for Windows and a newly released EZ-Robot UWP library, you can design and animate your robots on a Windows PC, as well as auto-generate and export UWP control code to run on the EZ-B V5. We used this functionality to animate Bamboo. The bring up and integration of the EZ-B v5 took just under 6 weeks.
Design Mill highlighted Torch, a mixed reality interactive gaming table. Built on the Intel® Joule™, Intel RealSense camera and Windows 10 IoT Core, Torch enables interactive gaming mixing perception, projection and blending the physical/digital divide.
Joining our other outstanding partners like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Adafruit and Seeed Studio, great partnerships like the ones we have with Intel, EZ-Robot and Design Mill that produce boards and systems, helps make Windows 10 IoT Core the best platform to build your IoT solutions on. When you add in Microsoft Azure IoT and Microsoft Cognitive Services, you get a cloud-connected, manageable, intuitive and, above all, human-like platform to build upon.
The Windows Insider program makes it very easy for you to get access to all of the above, as well as also the latest pre-releases of Windows 10 IoT Core (which will soon support the Intel® Joule™ module). Once you’ve installed the pre-release, we enable the OS to automatically upgrade so you’ll be able to try out the latest features in the next pre-release of Windows 10 IoT Core as we make each release – No more looking for updates on web pages or developer centers. We’re excited by this and we hope you’ll take the opportunity to join the many developers who are already using the Windows Insider Program.
Read more at https://blogs.windows.com/buildingapps/2016/09/02/announcing-intel-joule-support-in-windows-10-iot-core-anniversary-edition/#M7sJ5Zt4rvZjWAER.99