Whether it's a fast-approaching synthetic invasion or a gadget that cleans your home while you relax on the sofa, robots are something we all have considered at some point or another. And then comes the cloud, an indistinct something that by far most of us have heard about, however, not as many truly are aware of it. Putting it in simple words, think about the cloud as a metaphor for the web that functions by storing data on servers that are managed by cloud computing providers such as Amazon with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
With that covered, let us see what happens when you combine robotics and cloud technology: The emergence of cloud robotics. Just for general facts, "cloud robotics" was first used in 2010 by an American roboticist James Kuffner, also the CEO of the Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, back when he worked at Google. From that point forward, we've seen and came across several innovations in cloud robotics development and the overall market for cloud robotics. Before we proceed, let us first understand what precisely is cloud robotics?
Cloud robotics is a field of robotics that fundamentally determines the use of distributed computing to maintain robotic functionality. It looks up to leverage cloud technologies like distributed computing and cloud storage along with robotics, bringing about a robot that is connected to the cloud by means of the internet. When this takes place, the robot is blessed with everything the cloud brings to the table, for example, storage, powerful computation, and communication resources, resulting in a moderately lightweight, intelligent, and inexpensive robot that is linked to the cloud and all the data it has to offer. In simpler terms, consider an individual whose mind is always linked to the web and has the ability to always pull data from it.
Publish Date: November 14, 2019 2:23 PM