LEGO robotics competition brings technology to playroom

In a recent robotics competition called “Build for Good,” a handful of companies from the Seattle area answered a challenge from LEGO to create a robot that solves a problem or improves daily life.

Teams from Amazon, Egencia, Expedia, HTC, Microsoft, Nordstrom and Zulilly each had three weeks to build a solution using an EV3 kit. As you can see from the video above, they showed off their work at the Experience Music Project.

HTC’s Selfiebot assisted in taking pictures, while Egencia and Expedia built robots around a travel-related theme. Microsoft’s project focused on the Xbox game “Zoo Tycoon,” and incorporated three robots, five Windows Phones and a Surface tablet with custom Windows Runtime apps.

To find out more about these projects, check out the Next at Microsoft blog and Building Apps for Windows.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff