Making the Sausage Rosie the robot waits for the sausages to be
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New Worldwide Network Lets Robots Ask Each Other Questions When They Get Confused

Rapyuta, the cloud for robots, is now online.

By Shaunacy Ferro
Posted 03.08.2013 at 5:00 pm

Robbie the robot is intimidated by breakfast. What the heck is a quiche? Why are all the cereal boxes different sizes? It takes him ages to do his only task, setting the table, because he has to adapt to so many new and varied situations that humans can analyze in a split second.

A new web-based informational database could make make complex tasks more easy for robots like poor Robbie to accomplish.

Since late 2009, a group of European researchers from five different labs have been working on RoboEarth, “a World Wide Web for robots.” It stores data remotely so that robots can process information uploaded by other robots. It’s not just touchy-feely robot love: storing data within a robot-accessible cloud could speed up complicated computation processes.

Read more: New Worldwide Network Lets Robots Ask Each Other Questions When They Get Confused | Popular Science.

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