Bossa Nova Robotics has it’s beginning in Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. They have deployed Robotics Cloud Services (RCS), a platform where many robots run web services. This allows control and monitoring of the robots remotely, allowing users to analyze data and assess not only the overall situation but how each robot is doing.
Bossa Nova Robotics mainly tries to bring expensive robot technology into the real world but making it useful at affordable prices. Robotics is at this stage now. There are many matured technologies but still out of reach for the common person. I am glad to see that they have done a project with the RHex, one of my favourite robots.
Article at IEEE Spectrum about cloud robotics.
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