Personal Robot Industry? Rev. 4.0 Thursday, Feb 24, 2011
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• 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.
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.
…… Wash dishes Cloud server Fold towers Close windows PRPR PR PR
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
5: Many other advantages just like Cloud Computing• Computing resources can be made well use of.• The computing resources can be paid by need.• ……………………..