Posts tagged Cloud Robotics
The talk discussed about the three main elements that are required to build an internet for robots (language, storage, and computation) and showcased RoboEarth’s contributions towards these elements
The RoboEarth project aims to build a cloud computing platform for robotics. After four years of research, scientists at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Philips and four other European universities will present this online platform through which robots can learn new skills from each other worldwide.
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Researchers of five European universities have developed the RoboEarth Cloud Engine, a cloud-computing platform for robots. The platform allows robots connected to the Internet to directly access the powerful computational, storage, and communications infrastructure of modern data centers for robotics tasks and robot learning.
Service Robotics is the branch of robotics aiming at the development of robots able to assist humans in their environment.
Service robots are going to be the major application field for technologies developed by the autonomous robot research community. Service robots must be designed to interact with people, so human-robot interaction technologies are crucial for service robotics. An important ability they will have is the capability to entertain and play with humans. In a word they can be “companions” to humans with specialized abilities.
Possible applications for service robots will be to assist elderly people or to allow parents to stay close to their children through telepresence, or they can act as physical avatars for virtual meetings. Moreover, they may be used for surveillance and security within houses or company buildings.
The purpose of this Robotics Research Campus is to facilitate the integration of different research activities in order to foster the development of commercial service robots. Research topics such as autonomous navigation, object and people recognition, human-robot interaction, object manipulation, ethical issues, and many others, currently treated as separate independent problems, have to be combined in order to produce effective solutions to achieve effective robots.
Robots are about to move out of the research lab and enter into our everyday life, more or less like computers did in the early 1980s. Progress depends on supporting the enablers for this transition, and this is what we are about.
| Cloud robotics: connect robots to a cloud computing and allow robots to off-load more computationally intensive tasks and even originate a more flexible and cooperative machine learning mechanism.
Application Store: adopt standards and
robots architecture to provide a common framework for developers of robotic services, functionalities and capability ‘Hw independent”.
| Identify and set up a community with university, research institutes and companies to sharing and developing common interest solutions.
Real applications: important focus on the dissemination and transfer of technology.