ICFOSS to Present Robot Prototype
The International Centre for Free and Open-Source Software (ICFOSS), a state government department to promote use of free and open-source software, will showcase its latest prototype TR-7, a telepresence robot, at the 17th national meet on e-governance to be held at hotel Le Meridian on Thursday and Friday.
The ICFOSS will exhibit its other projects as well at the event as part of the conference. TR-7 has been developed by the ICFOSS as part of an android R&D project for the Department of IT (DIT), Union Government, based on open-source hardware and software platforms. The ICFOSS will also showcase other projects such as android hardware interfacing-wifi rover and data capture-crop complaint reporting system.
TR-7 uses an android tablet to run its software and display the remote user’s face.
Users can operate the robot remotely from anywhere in the world using a computer with Internet connection and software to control the robot.
“ Our main aim is to spread awareness about the uses and importance of free and open-source software,” ICFOSS Director Satish Babu said.