The RoboEarth Cloud Engine

The RoboEarth Cloud Engine (Rapyuta) is an open source platform for robotics applications, which helps processor intensive tasks to be carried out remotely.

Researchers from five universities in Europe are contributing to the development of the platform. As the calculations are done remotely, this makes carrying out a variety of difficult tasks easier for robots, which, in turn will make less expensive, smaller, lighter, faster and more intelligent robots possible. Computing environments attached to each other may create robotic teams as well.

Rapyuta is chosen as its name upon Hayao Miyazaki’s film Castle in the Sky (originally Tenku no Shiro Rapyuta).

Video Credit: RoboEarth.org

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