Category: Robotics

Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013

Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013

Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013
Cloud Robotics Hackathon 2013

The Global Cloud Robotics Hackathon is happening again this year it offers 3000$ in cash prizes to the winners. I am one of the organizers and judges for the projects that are going to be submitted. I think this is great opportunity for robotics enthusiast to get started making useful and interesting robotics applications using the power of the cloud.

What is the Cloud Robotics Hackathon?

The Cloud Robotics Hackathon is an event where robotic, treat whether novice or expert, clinic are called to create robotics applications involving the cloud. By using the web service, hackers can create useful robotic applications that connect to the Internet and feature interesting behaviours. This year specifically, they invite hackers to focus on remote monitoring during the National Robotics Week, from April 6th to 14th 2013.


This hackathon does not have physical restrictions. Participants can register and participate via the Internet from their own houses if they wish. There is also the possibility for them to form teams and gatherings in their local universities, hacker-spaces, etc.

How to participate?

Simply register your project in their registration page.


Nao 1337 at M. Net Finally Online!

As reported before, Nao 1337 and I appeared at the M.Net TV Show on MusiquePlus. You can now see the full M.Net episode from September 14th below or at the MusiquePlus site.

Nao1337 and Carlitos on M.Net
Nao1337 and Carlitos on M.Net

The video is only available for Canada. If you cannot see it contact me.

Nao 1337 stayed next to Denis Talbot, the host, the entire time while doing some pretty random actions. This was not planned at all and it lead to many funny moments. My interview at the end of the episode was pretty much improvised also, but I think everything went pretty well overall.

Here are some corrections regarding what was said during the show:

  • Nao is 59 cm tall and not 53 cm (sorry, that was my mistake).
  • Nao is sold as a fully assembled platform and not a kit.
  • I am a mere Nao developer, I am not its creator by any stretch of the imagination.