Cloud robotics

 Cloud robotics

What is cloud robotics?

Cloud robotics is the use of a cloud computing to share resources and learning among robots through the internet.


What else do we call it?

Swarm robotics, swarm bots


What does it look like? How does it work?


Which technologies make this happen?

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Where can I read more about this?

Wikipedia-logoSwarm robotics

US National Science Foundation Workshop on Cloud Robotics: Challenges and Opportunities, Feb 2013.

Cloud-Based Robot Grasping with the Google Object Recognition Engine. Ben Kehoe, Akihiro Matsukawa, Sal Candido, James Kuffner, and Ken Goldberg. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. Karlsruhe, Germany. May 2013.

Robot-App Store.

Romo: $150 cloud-enabled robot from Romotive.

“Ten Dollar Robot” Design Challenge Winners.Results of an open competition for designs for ultra-low cost robots for education, 2012. Organized by the African Robotics Network.

Toward Cloud-Based Grasping with Uncertainty in Shape: Estimating Lower Bounds on Achieving Force Closure with Zero-Slip Push Grasps. Ben Kehoe, Dmitry Berenson, Ken Goldberg. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation. May 2012.

Cloud Robotics: Connected to the Cloud, Robots Get Smarter Erico Guizzo. IEEE Spectrum. 2011.

In June 2011, President Obama announced the U.S. National Robotics Initiative, earmarking over $70M for new research. ROS in Java for Robots using Android phones and tablets by Damon Kohler (Google Munich), 2011.

RoboEarth – A World Wide Web for Robots Markus Waibel, Raffaello D’Andrea et al. 2011.

Willow Garage and Google announce ROS Java Library for Cloud Robotics, 2011.

Cloud-Enabled Robots, James J. Kuffner. IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robotics. 2010.


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