In this project, I will share some of the techniques used by my low-cost robot car projects.
I bought the Google AIY Voice Kit to compare it with Amazon Echo, and see what platform is easier to develop an IoT app using Particle.
The "Monitor and Command" VS2015CE solution provides the blocks to build distributed monitor/command UIs for embedded projects.
AWS-IOT provides server-side state management for applications where the Particle is asleep most of the time, i.e. battery powered.