Cloud Robotics is Making Everyday Robotics a Reality


Robots will be — and are — able to connect to the Internet to leverage cloud processing and storage in ways that would have been difficult to conceive of in the days of Buck Rogers.



When I was seven, I developed a brief obsession with the Buck Rogers show from the seventies. I was attracted by the vision of the future, by the camp performances, and by the stories, but most of all it was the robot characters that enthralled me. Twiki in particular captured my imagination. He looked like a robotic child and was given a surprisingly gruff voice by Mel Blanc.

The android motif is a common one in science fiction; from Twiki to Data and hundreds in between, we imagine the most advanced robots as being an ever more accurate machine version of ourselves. Perhaps, in time, we will create a replica human, but to do so would be to create a robot missing one of technology's greatest abilities — networking. Robots will be — and are — able to connect to the Internet to leverage cloud processing and storage in ways that would have been difficult to conceive of in the days of Buck Rogers.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron's eponymous character is a modern imagining of the sci fi robot that fully incorporates the concepts of connectedness. Ultron is a distributed entity — thousands of bodies connected to and part of a cloud. Ultron is a robot for the world of the Internet Of Things.

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