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Personal robot industry v4

  1. 1. Personal Robot Industry? Rev. 4.0 Thursday, Feb 24, 2011
  2. 2. About the author•  Author: CC Liu•  Blog –  www.36kr.com –  www.techfans.net•  Email: pekinlcc@gmail.com•  Profile: about.me/lcc
  3. 3. Idea  Versions  •  Version  0.0  h/p://www.techfans.net/?p=557    •  Version  1.0   h/p://wenku.baidu.com/view/ 513114a1b0717fd5360cdcca.html    •  Version  3.0   h/p://www.slideshare.net/pekinlcc/personal-­‐ robot-­‐industry    
  4. 4. WHERE THE IDEA CAME FROM
  5. 5. We  want  robots  can  do  everything  •  Stronger  CPU  and  ROM  •  Stronger  OS  •  The  Result  is  :  the  price  is  higher,  and  it’s  hard   for  us  to  add  algorithms  for  these  robots  
  6. 6. SoluSon:  Put  these  brains  into  the   cloud  Cloud Cloud ’Brain’ Super Computers WirelessLocal PR1 PR4 PR2 PR3
  7. 7. RoboEarth  Project  
  8. 8. FROM PC TO PR
  9. 9. •  To some extent, the flourish of the PC industry is a result of clear division of labor. Software companies like Microsoft and hardware companies like HP cooperate together and carry the industry and technologies forward.
  10. 10. Put all the algorithms for different tasks in the cloud server•  If PR become the industry standard hardware platform for PR, how can we have a PR do different things without change the programs inside it?•  We can put all the algorithms for different tasks in a cloud server. Then each time a PR want to do a new task, it just connect to the server and get the right algorithm it want. See the flow chart.
  11. 11. …… Wash   dishes   Cloud server Fold   towers   Close   windows   PRPR PR PR
  12. 12. Why not setup a company just runthe cloud server and algorithms?•  Now, the cloud server’s role in PR industry just like the Windows in the PC industry.•  Company A holds a cloud server, and most algorithm in this server are for housework. These algorithms are provided by programmers all around the world.•  There can be many companies providing all kinds of algorithms that can help the PR execute all kinds tasks.
  13. 13. Company Company A ……… Cloud server A Housework Company B $200/Year Cloud server B Assembly line work $3000/YearPR PR PR PR PR PR PR
  14. 14. A CONSUMER’S SHOPPINGPROCESS
  15. 15. Change the brain of your robot whenever you want•  The cloud server are paid by days or years, the consumers can change the brain of their robot (cloud server) anytime they want.
  16. 16. BENEFITS OF THE IDEA
  17. 17. 1: the PR can be more cheaper•  In this idea, the tasks are computed on the cloud in fact. So the PR dont have to be equipped a very strong CPU. The local CPU only have to collect the information on a task scene and control the PR to execute the commands sent from the server.•  Thus, the PR can be made smaller and cheaper.
  18. 18. 2: Faster computing•  Absolutely, the cloud server’s performance on computing must be far better than a local computing system.•  A question which the local CPU needs to compute for days can be handled in seconds.
  19. 19. 3: Clear division of labor•  Clear division of labor may cause a series of revolutions in the PR industry.•  The hardware manufacturers produce PR just as the industry hardware. And the cloud brain companies can focus on developing new and better algorithms.
  20. 20. 4: Unified Control•  If one day, the robots really rebel, we just need to damage the cloud servers….•  And the robot network can be controlled just as a broadcasting system.
  21. 21. 5: Many other advantages just like Cloud Computing•  Computing resources can be made well use of.•  The computing resources can be paid by need.•  ……………………..
  22. 22. SOME OBSTACLES
  23. 23. Safety•  Yes, safety is absolutely the most significant issue about this idea. How to keep the PR’s connection to the server safety?•  However, we cannot give up internet because of viruses.
  24. 24. Bandwidth•  Bandwidth will be a scarce resource in the near future.
  25. 25. IN SUMMARY
  26. 26. Cloud system Server A Server B Wireless connectionLocal robot PR   PR PR PR
  27. 27. Industrial chainPR industry Wireless industry•  Algorithm operators •  Operators: Android•  Hardware manufacturers Market•  Customers •  Hardware: Droid or HTC G1 •  Customers
  28. 28. •  Local robot –  Basic control module –  Information collection module: eyes etc. –  Etc.•  Cloud system –  Super brain shared by thousands of robots
  29. 29. Rev. 4.0TO BE COMPLETED

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