Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, explains the phenomenal rise of the Arduino physical computing platform and why it has become a preferred platform for small-scale robotics. Cheap, easy to use and surprisingly powerful, Arduino can control everything from walkers and rovers to boats, blimps and drones. Anderson's presentation gives an overview of what's possible with Arduino, including some demonstrations of Arduino-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
Chris Anderson is the co-founder and CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine, AdWeek’s “Magazine of the Decade” (2009). Before Wired Chris was with The Economist for seven years, and prior to that spent six years at the two leading scientific journals, Nature and Science.
Massimo Banzi is the co-founder of the Arduino project. He is an Interaction Designer, Educator and Open Source Hardware advocate.
WIRED editor Chris Anderson and Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi discuss the potential outcome of Google announcing that the Android platform will use Arduino as the standard for their Accessory Developer Kit.
WIRED editor Chris Anderson voices his support for the Arduino open-source robotics platform for DIY hobbyists. "All of Arduino's limitations in hardware... are more than compensated for by two things: accessibility, which is ease of use, and community," he says.