Public Cloud Vendors Getting Into Cloud Robotics Game

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By Lian Jye Su | 4Q 2018 | IN-5290


Google Cloud Now Offers Cloud Robotics Platform


Recently, Google announced its cloud-based robotics platform will be made available to developers in 2019. Developers can use the platform to collect, store, and process data from various sensors and integrate hardware and services from third parties. Users of the cloud robotics platform will have access to all key components of the Google Cloud Platform, including Kubernetes (Google’s cloud container technology), Cloud Bigtable (Google’s big data management platform), Cloud AutoML (Google’s cloud-based Artificial Intelligence [AI] development platform), and flexible automation services.

As one of the market leaders in public cloud platforms and AI, Google has demonstrated its ability to identify technological trends and deliver with great execution and implementation. Google is one of the early proponents of cloud robotics platforms, as they introduced the idea as early as 2012. However, the industry has been taking a long time to warm up to cloud robotics. Thanks to the advancement in cloud computing, several startups—such …

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