Microsoft Announces Intel Joule Support In Windows 10 IoT Core Anniversary Edition

Microsoft introduces Windows 10 IoT Core and has also build Bamboo, the first Windows 10 IoT Core and Intel Joule powered robot. The Windows 10 IoT Core for the Intel Joule will soon be made available as part of the Windows Insider Program which is scheduled to be released in September.
 
Microsoft has created Bamboo, a companion robotic panda, in order to give its users a peek into what they will be able to do with this. Bamboo, which runs on Windows 10 IoT Core on the Intel Joule compute platform, connects to the cloud-based Microsoft Azure and Cognitive Services, which provide sentimental analysis as well as translation. Hence, you will be able to speak to Bamboo in any language and she will be able to translate it easily into her native English. In addition to this, Bamboo will also be able to understand your mood via Twitter. Bamboo can also move around and build an understanding of her environment with the compute platform and an Intel RealSense camera. The interesting point to note here is that she is animated via EZ-Robot EZ-B control system.

 
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Microsoft in its official blog states,
 
“EZ-Robot integrated the Intel® Joule™ with Windows 10 IoT Core into their EZ-B V5, making EZ-Robot the first custom integrator of the Intel® Joule™ using Windows 10 IoT Core. EZ-Robot displayed the new control module and multiple robots running on this new platform. Using the EZ-Builder software for Windows and a newly released EZ-Robot UWP library, you can design and animate your robots on a Windows PC, as well as auto-generate and export UWP control code to run on the EZ-B V5. We used this functionality to animate Bamboo. The bring up and integration of the EZ-B v5 took just under 6 weeks.”
 
Microsoft informed that the Design Mill highlighted Torch is a mixed reality interactive gaming table that has been built on Intel Joule, Intel RealSense camera, and Windows 10 IoT Core. Torch enables interactive gaming mixing perception, projection, and blending of the physical/digital divide.
 
The company states,
 
” Joining our other outstanding partners like Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Adafruit and Seeed Studio, great partnerships like the ones we have with Intel, EZ-Robot and Design Mill that produce boards and systems, helps make Windows 10 IoT Core the best platform to build your IoT solutions on. When you add in Microsoft Azure IoT and Microsoft Cognitive Services, you get a cloud-connected, manageable, intuitive and, above all, human-like platform to build upon.”
 
The company explained that Windows Insider Program would make it easier for you to gain access to all the above mentioned features, along with the latest pre-releases of Windows 10 IoT Core, which will soon go on to support Intel Joule module. Once the pre-release is installed, the company will enable the OS to automatically upgrade, hence, allowing you to try out all the news features in the upcoming pre-release of Windows 10 IoT.
 
Microsoft states,
 
“No more looking for updates on web pages or developer centers.”