We had a little BB9e robot, and since it was programmable, we wanted to make an app where we could point our phones at a locations using AR and let the robot move there.

What it does

A Snapchat lens that allows you to control a virtual BB9e robot, essentially demoing our initial idea.

How we built it

iOS AR App initially (xcode & swift), but ended up using Snapchat lens studio (javascript), and 3D modelling tools such as Maya, meshlab, and Blender.

Challenges we ran into

Connecting to the BB9e droid didn't work because the Saphero software wasn't updated in a while, which didn't let us make our own app. The Saphero EDU app which let us connect didn't provide enough functionality for our needs.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

  • Attempting to make an iOS AR App
  • Creating an AR App using Snapchat
  • Working with 3D modelling tools

What's next for Guido

Fully functioning AR App, adding AI for the robot to figure out a path to it's destination

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