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SXSW Interactive 2014

Cloud Robotics - Instant Scalability & Capability

What if you could instantly download a new set of skills simply by plugging your brain directly into the Internet? This “Matrix like” capability will soon be a reality for robots, creating scalable machines without the limitations of onboard memory and software. In the cloud-based future, robots will take advantage of the Internet as a resource for massively parallel computation and real-time sharing of resources. Aided by the "Internet of Things”, “networked robots” will leverage the broad availability of networking and incorporation of open-source, open-access, and crowdsourcing to extend previous concepts and capabilities through access to a global library of images, maps, and object data -- while performing analysis and learning. As a result, cloud robots have the potential to become aware than oblivious, more social than solitary, and more like companions than tools.

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  1. In what ways can the Cloud improve the performance of robots?
  2. How can Cloud Robots be used in homes and offices?
  3. How will Cloud Robots affect humans, teaching, and jobs?
  4. What risks arise when Robots are on the Network?
  5. How does Cloud Robotics make robots cheaper and more accessible to the general public?



Leigh Durst, CXO, Live Path, Strategist / Event Producer for IEEE

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  • Tags: cloud, technology
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: AI and Intelligent Devices
  • Level: Intermediate
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