Demo: With OLogic, your iPhone can power a two-wheeled, music-playing robot

If you dream of robots and wake to your smartphone, have we got a treat for you: robotics company OLogic is launching the AMP (that’s Automated Music Personality), a two-wheeled, self-balancing, musical robot powered by your smartphone or MP3 player.
AMP will follow you around and plays your music for you. You can either attach your iPod or other digital music player to its back, or you can stream your tunes via Bluetooth from your phone. AMP also comes with mobile apps for iPhone and Android to control the bot and your music.

Demo: Métier mines text to improve a company’s performance

In large companies, it’s all too easy for employees to duplicate work or fall out of sync with the company’s strategy. Métier’s workforward product uses natural language processing (NLP) and semantic matching to help managers find the right employee to work on a project, speed up project planning and ensure that company strategy is actually being executed.

Demo: Upverter is the perfect tool for open-source hardware

Open-source hardware has one big stumbling block: How do you get distributed teams from around the world working together on the same prototype?
Open-source software communities have myriad tools for writing code together and sharing it all over the place. But creating and sharing hardware together has been a bit more problematic.
Enter Upverter, which handily makes hardware design free, open, web-based and collaborative.

Demo: EmmaActive adds a shopping option to any image online

EmmaActive is helping brands make money from images. The technology uses crowd sourcing to tag products in images on participating websites and then get more information on the products from retailers’ websites. The goal is to get consumers buying the things they see on friends’ blogs, social networks, TV and movie websites and other sites you wouldn’t typically associate with shopping.

They’re in! Meet the DEMO Fall 2011 Speakers

The fall DEMO conference is only weeks away, on September 12-14th in Santa Clara, Calif. and we’re excited to reveal our lineup. Aside from the 60-plus companies launching products, we’ve got some amazing speakers and “sages,” who will be providing feedback to the companies launching products.