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Smart Toys: How Android Is Transforming The Way We Play & Learn

SMART TOYS HOW ANDROID IS TRANSFORMING THE WAY WE PLAY & LEARN A smaller Android OS, tiny open-source development platforms, 3D printers and innovative creators will change everything we know about storytelling, user interface and player engagement. WHY IS ANDROID OS IDEAL FOR SMART TOYS? NEW OS HAS SMALLER FOOTPRINT • Google shrank the operating system by 16% in Android KitKat 4.4 • Runs with only 512MB of RAM • June 2014 - Worldwide KitKat 4.4 distribution jumped 5% in one month! NEW ANDROID L FOCUSES ON "MATERIAL DESIGN" • New interface with 3D rendered Material Design • Os will be embedded in cars, wearable computing and television • ART, or Android Run Time, greatly improves performance by compiling apps at install time instead of run time HOW ANDROID IS TRANSFORMING THE WAY WE LEARN Android is being used to develop educational environments that use: Sensors for behavioral learning Location Context- aware aware learning Gaming ubiquitous learning Near Field Communications Augmented reality Simulation A LOOK AT AN INNOVATIVE SMART TOY OF TODAY THE SPHERO 2.0 ROBOTIC BALL BY ORBOTIX Outside the ball: Fast rolling, water-resistant, Plays augmented Programmable, reality (AR) games encourages kids to learn coding glow-in-the-dark robotic ball Inside the ball: Complete system with wireless battery charging Microcontroller Bluetooth classic Second wireless interface ARM process to run Bluetooth stack Colored LEDs Motor driver Gyroscope sensor LET'S IMAGINE THE TOYS OF THE FUTURE: ANDROID-POWERED AI These open-source platforms with boards as small as matchboxes will provide more intelligence, wearables and robotics to create multi-format smart toys. Running android inside these toys makes them more self contained. You don't need a phone to control them! The RloTboard WARP board Wearable Reference Platform 2D & 3D graphics accelerator Open-sourced hybrid architecture for HDMI 1080p video wearable computing Freescale provided controllers, sensors & wireless rging BeagleBone Black Community-supported development platform Provides stable Android base port ANDROID, ROBOTICS & CLOUD COMPUTING Cloud robotics uses massive storage and provides more memory while using less battery power. This makes robots less expensive with added cloud enhancements like: Optical Character Маpping Voice Тext Recognition (OCR) These, along with other applications and enhancements, could create robots that can learn. 5 GREAT THINGS ABOUT ANDROID-BASED TOYS Easier to program - focus is more on the intelligence than on the mechanics Fully self contained - you don't need to have a phone, tablet or computer to control it Very advanced sensor framework already built in - leverages the camera/gyroscope/accelerometer and other sensors to introduce awesome interactions Vast pool of developers who can innovate and add personalities to toys - think of the toy as a platform as well as an end product The latest and greatest connectivity stacks are already built in - BT-LE, WIFI Direct, WiFi, cellular stacks, and much more! A 2011 study showed that when tested on the same material, students taught in a highly interactive environment did almost twice as well as students who were taught by traditional lectures. HOW SMART TOYS PROMOTE SMARTER LEARNING Multi-literate activities Interpretation of complex, 3D visuals Processing auditory information Reading text on & offline "The role of technology in children's lives cannot be overlooked... This generation is using technology as their coming-of-age play source, as past generations have done by moving to other items or methods of play as they aged." Juli Lennett, President, Toys Division, NPD Group Brought to you by HUGHES SYSTIQUE For more information on our embedded Android services, visit SOURCES e-android-platform-distribution-numbers released-kitkat-up-to-13-6-4-2-and-4-3-continue-to-climb/ http:/www.androidcentralcom/android- need-know-about-android s/techzone/2014/jur/connected-toys-leveraging-wireless-interfaces-for-novel-play-eperiences http:/ http:/ m/blog/btl/google-aims-to-bridoe-android-cloud-computing-with-robotics/ARE93 http:robohubora/analyuis-robot-learning-in-the-cloud/ padgets/668240/t-christmas-guides-cool-android-and-

Smart Toys: How Android Is Transforming The Way We Play & Learn

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Intelligent toys are not something of the future – they’re already here! Today’s version of smart toys though, is very different from what we can expect to see in the coming years. Recent update...


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