Indian social robot is top prize winner in Oracle's Internet of Things global contest

17th July 2014
Indian social robot is top prize winner in Oracle's  Internet of Things global contest
Oracle IoT Developer Challenge Winners from Edifixio India Pvt ltd, Kolkata: From Left: Avinaba Majumder , Tapas Bose with Bot-So, Siddhantha Krishnan and Debraj Dutta

New Delhi, July 17, 2014: A smart social robot -- Bot-So --  created by Kolkata based IT company Edifixio India has won the  Oracle Internet of Things global challenge contest.   It can be deployed for remote home surveillance by sending commands via twitter. A tweet sent to the robot will trigger it to survey a space when the motion detector is triggered. The robot was developed by Debraj Dutta, Tapas Bose, and Avinaba Majumder from Edifixio.  
The second and third places have gone to teams from Belarus and Spain. The entries included apps and robots for home automation and office design using Java and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies.
Says Debraj Dutta, Director, Edifixio India: “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 winner from Belarus was a full-featured, automated greenhouse to grow indoor plants. The entry from Spain was an innovative design for connected office space. Three teams from Tunisia, Morocco and Russia won the contest in the Students category.
A demo of Edifixio’s winning entry can be seen for a few days in the Tech Video spot on our home page