Several interesting articles over the last month on the Rise of Robots and their intersection with Cloud Computing. An article on Google’s Ray Kurzweil about AI (Smart Data burst in the diagram above). Several articles (here and here) and open source project on software that connects robots to the cloud or the “World Wide Web for Robots”. This relates to both the Cloud Agents and Robot Assistant bubbles in the diagram above. Robots are a great use case for the cloud because of their need for immediate situational awareness (especially with use cases like driving cars and auto-piloted drones).
In the Great Cloud Migration (Pg 191), I discuss Robotic assistants:
- “Robot assistants – combining both intelligent agents and sensors into packages that manipulate our physical world brings us to the rise of robots. Because they interact with the physical world, robotic assistants like driverless cars, drones, humanoid servant robots and numerous types of worker bots will all require a very high-level of precision to ensure reliability, safety and competence. Precision requires collaboration with sensors, smart data for context and reasoning. Even more impressive than precision will be the ability for robots to learn and respond to novel situations by tapping into the unlimited capacity of the future cloud. Machine learning in the cloud could enable these robotic assistants to move beyond routine instructions when necessary.”