March 24, 2015
The embedded graphic may be in Japanese but you should easily get the picture. In a unique showcase at the Science Museum in Japan, NTT Communications has combined its WebRTC Skyway platform with the Romotive participatory educational robots, “Romo,” for a parent and child-friendly trial event starting April 2, 2015.Source: SankeiBiz
This trial is the event taking place at Japan’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan) which is located in Daiba, Tokyo. It is the first time WebRTC will be demonstrated at the museum and is free to the public. It is part of NTT Communications investigation of the possibilities of the Web of Things (WoT). It is designed to showcase the value of WebRTC-enabled telepresence that enable smart devices to interact with the child-friendly robot. The possibilities for instruction are only limited by the imagination.
The nice thing about the demonstration is showing the ease-of-use and quality of communications that WebRTC can provide along with what is a cute robot. In fact, despite how it looks, this is not really a toy.Source: Romotive
With WebRTC enabling parents to put video interactions on a friendly face it is a true learning tool. Romo is versatile. It can control various emotions and movements from an iPhone app, such as learning programming and online video calling hands-on along with several other functions.
NTT Communications will provide services and a variety of available scenes concerning WoT. It is also planning to build a new Skyway use case based on findings on parent-child communication obtained in this event. Plus, it is committed to supplying information about any technical problems resulting in this event to the international standards bodies such as W3C4.
And you thought WebRTC was just for the enterprise or multimedia interaction with contact centers! Take another look. Thanks to WebRTC the browser really is becoming the portal and joy stick to the world.
Edited by Dominick Sorrentino