What is MyRobots.com
MyRobots.com aims to connect all robots and intelligent devices to the Internet. We augment their capabilities so they can do more, enabling them to be remotely monitored and controlled. We strive to make cloud robotics a reality accessible to everyone and everything.
You can think of MyRobots as a social network for robots and smart objects (i.e. Facebook for robots). In the same way humans benefit from socializing, collaborating and sharing, robots can benefit from those interactions too by sharing their sensor information giving insight on their perspective of their current state.
My robot already can connect to the internet. How is this different?
Many robots can already connect to the Internet using their own protocols and proprietary websites. With MyRobots.com, we can get them all connected in the same platform and have them communicate with each other and use many of the same applications.
How Much do I need to pay for this?
Nothing, its free!
How to I get My Robots Connected?
See the Get Started section to get your robots connected right away.
What is the vision of MyRobots.com
Connecting robots and devices to the Internet is rapidly becoming a common and standard functionality. These smart devices make the "Internet of things" and can benefit form being connected to each other in the same way humans benefit form being connected to the internet by having access to a seemingly infinite amount of information.
Robots and Smart devices can use this connectivity to augment their intelligence by running tasks in the cloud instead of using their processors. Enabling robots to run their applications in the cloud is our end goal and constitutes what we call Cloud Robotics.
What is Cloud Robotics?
Cloud Robotics is the application of the cloud computing concept to robots. This means using the Internet to augment the robots capabilities by off-loading computation and providing services on demand.
One of the most profound definitions was given by Mario Tremblay, founder of MyRobots: “Cloud robotics happens when we connect robots to the internet and then, by doing so, robots become augmented with more capacity and intelligence. The cloud lets them communicate with other machines and serve their human operators better. Connected robots equal augmented robots. By collaborating with other machines and humans, robots transcend their physical limitations and become more useful and capable, since they can delegate parts of their tasks to more suitable parties”
By combining the increased communication capabilities to the ability and flexibility of running and storing part of their intelligence (i.e. software, behaviours and apps) on the cloud, smart objects and robots become augmented and constitute a new and revolutionary concept and the future of robotic intelligence: Cloud Robotics.
Is this really happening ?
We have seen tremendous transformation in technology in the recent years and we are going to see much more in the next decades. This evolution is exponential. Some say that there will be 50 billion connected devices by 2020. Our question to you is: how many of those do you think will be robots?
Once robots are connected to the Internet, what is the next logical step? The next step is the Web for Robots where Robot apps will become a multi-billion dollar industry.
Yes this is happening. Right here. Right now. Start using and experimenting with MyRobots today. Connect your robots and reap the benefits !