Ohmnibot and IoT


  • Lead Creative Technologist and Tinkerer

  • litmusbox.com

  • Summer 2018

What happens when you start to experiment with robot APIs? The robots try to take over the office of course.

For this proof of concept I used a telepresence robot from OhmniLabs and their javascript API to control the behavior of the bot. In addition, I used PubNub and several other devices to connect to a central messaging system. When the bot sends a message, the listeners can respond appropriately (such as flashing lights).

The voice command API for the OhmniBot was not yet accessible so I used annyang.js to create a voice command module that could also use PubNub to send commands to the bot.