26 June 2019
Robots and Food
At Karakuri we build robots for the food industry. I would love to share a peek into our decentralised architecture and how the different robot components interact and communicate with each other. As the physical world is quite I/O heavy, Node.js (TypeScript) was a great choice as our main programming language/framework.
I'm a computer scientist with almost 20 years of industry experience. I have a double Masters degree in Innovation Design Engineering and I'm the course leader of the robotics course at the Imperial College Global Summer School. I work as Head of Software at Karakuri, a robotics startup.
Preoccupy the user's tab
Remote desktop apps are widely used. All of them work pretty much the same way: you can see the user's desktop and control his mouse and keyboard. And one of the main purposes of using them is providing support to users. Assuming you are not Microsoft or RedHat probably you are interested only in resolving issues which are related to that piece of software that had been delivered by you. E.g. your web application.
But what if you can't obligate your users to install additional software only for support purposes? Or they simply don't want to install anything.
SPOILER: Even without using browser extensions!