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Edifixio wins the Oracle IoT Developer challenge

Kolkata based Edifixio India won the contest with their entry Bot-So, a smart social robot which interacts via Twitter.

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Kolkata creates headlines by taking the winning seat of Oracle IoT Developer global challenge. Crafted with ingenuity and inspiration, the three winning entries of the challenge organized by Oracle Technology Network and Oracle Academy in the professional category came from India, Belarus and Spain. In addition three teams from Tunisia, Morocco and Russia won the contest in the Students category. The entries included apps and robots for home automation and office design using Java and IoT (Internet of Things) technologies.

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Kolkata based Edifixio India won the contest with their entry Bot-So, a smart social robot which interacts via Twitter. The robot can be deployed for remote home surveillance by sending commands via twitter. A tweet sent to the robot will trigger it to survey a space when the motion detector is triggered. The robot was developed by Debraj Dutta, Tapas Bose, and Avinaba Majumder from Edifixio.

Speaking about the win, Debraj Dutta, director, Edifixio India said, "We've all had a wonderful experience fabricating BOT-SO. We used Java technology to develop it. It's not just a robot; we tried to personify it by making it present in social media. And what could be a better platform than the Oracle IoT Developer Challenge to showcase BOT-SO to the world. We are really excited about this project and believe it will have a lot of good use in society. We are thrilled that we have won this award and we look forward to doing a lot more things to take BOT-SO further and be a key contributor to the IoT revolution."

Avinaba Majumdar, Edifixio said that thier business model was not created to keep any competition in mind. Avinaba just happened to click the FB page of Oracle where the challenge was promoted. He didn't even have the scope to know who his competitors were and what their products looked like. The Oracle IoT Developer global challenge was a closed competition where each participant could only know about his own entry. However after winning the challenge and positive feedbacks from industries Edifixio is now planning to convert this into practical implementation.

The three professional teams and the first place student team have won a trip to Java.

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