From sept 28th to october 2nd, our team attended JavaOne in San Francisco, the biggest conference world-wide dedicated to Java.
Our agenda was pretty busy:
— Christian Damsgaard (@Damzgaard) September 28, 2014
All along the week, we also managed a booth on the Oracle exhibitor space. Usually we do some demos of NAO - NAO dancing, NAO playing soccer - but this time, it was different.
A first guy came to us because he wanted to use some light saber (that was given away as a goodie by some other exhibitor) with NAO.
Then came this second guy, who had built his own robot, and who was wondering if we’d be interested in a light saber fight between NAO and his robot.
Of course we were!
So we started doing some peer programming on our booth, teaching NAO how to fight against the enemies of the Force. Emile Kroeger even created a webpage with buttons to click so as to make the fight even easier to manage.
Having *quite* a lot of fun teaching the NAO robot to wield a lightsaber at #JavaOne
— fabianenardon (@fabianenardon) September 30, 2014
Since I’m pretty sure you want to know the result of the fight, let me first say that “the other robot” had his batteries in his legs, which gave him an unfair advantage in terms of balance.
But NAO can always rely on his friends, as you’ll discover in the videos below.
Once again, that was definitely a great conference to attend. And I really hope we’ll be able to make it again next year.