Mega Startup Weekend

Attended Mega Startup Weekend at the Microsoft Campus in Mountain View CA. April 2012

Attended seminar on developing product ideas, and forming startups.

Learned how to use the Microsoft Kinect camera in conjunction with the Eddy robot platform from Parallax

Using these newly acquired skills I helped create my team’s proof of concept for a robot security guard. Even though we did not win the competition, our entry was praised as best business model by judges in the robotics vertical.

It would reduce the number of paid security guards needed to patrol the same size area when given robot assistants that could identify humanoid forms and sweep large areas quickly. This concept can be demonstrated on the team web site.