Tag Archives: Android

Social robot (1)

I am working on a social robot to wander around the house, find people, and annoy them. Some of its features are: Autonomous wandering, looking for humans Face recognition and face tracking Recognising people by name Following people by tracking … Continue reading

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Why do I need 5, 6 or 7 boxes to watch stuff on my TV?

All I really want to do is listen to music and watch stuff on my TV. And my granchildren want to play some games. Why is it so hard? In my living room, like many people, I have a large … Continue reading

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Phone integration again

Now that the authrs of AutomateIt have added the background URL feature, I have been able to integrate my mobile phone with my home automation system. ORcontrol now copes reasonably well with HTTP requests and returns a valid response. So … Continue reading

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A few updates

There are a few minor things that I have recently updated on my home automation system. COSM was occasionally giving a Bad Gateway response and JCosmAPI was not recovering from this. It gave an error on every subsequent call. I … Continue reading

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