RoboEarth – web for robots

RoboEarth – [roboearth.org]

At its core, RoboEarth is a World Wide Web for robots: a giant network and database repository where robots can share information and learn from each other about their behavior and their environment.

Bringing a new meaning to the phrase “experience is the best teacher”, the goal of RoboEarth is to allow robotic systems to benefit from the experience of other robots, paving the way for rapid advances in machine cognition and behaviour, and ultimately, for more subtle and sophisticated human-machine interaction.

Massive breakthrough during RoboEarth week! – [techunited.nl]

TU/e scholars forced a breakthrough in robot technologies! Scientists of Universities of Technology in München, Zaragoza, Zurich, Stuttgart and from Philips gathered in Eindhoven for the past week. Together with these institutions, the TU/e formes RoboEarth, a project that aims on developing a world wide web for robots. For five days in a row, a group of 35 people worked from early in the morning till late at night. Ultimate goal was to have Tech United healthcare robot AMIGO pick up a bottle of water and serve it to a patient who is waiting in a bed. Thursday night at half past two, the group managed to have AMIGO autonomously perform this task! Making it even more striking was the fact that the robot was able to download the required instructions from a RoboEarth database!

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