The NodeBots community has attracted experienced developers, but also non-programmers too. For example, Abhishek Singh, a New Yorker who is a self-taught programmers created a robot that responds entirely GIFs.
The Node.js Foundation sat down with Rachel White, a tech evangelist at Microsoft and a NodeBots community member, at Node.js Interactive Europe to get a bit more background on NodeBots; what inspires her to create robotics; and what folks are creating:
Node.js is increasingly becoming the developer’s application of choice for IoT because of Node.js’ ability to scale and handle petabytes of data and its vibrant package management ecosystem.
If you are interested in getting started with Node.js and robotics for commercial use or just for fun, we recommend checking out the following:
- How to get started with Microsoft bot framework and Node.js
- Here’s a practical introduction to IoT using Arduino, Node.js and Plotly
- NodeBots has tons of information on their site from how to get started to meetups in your area
- Getting Started with Node.js and MQTT
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