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Title: CloudThinking as an intelligent infrastructure for mobile robotics
Author: Aguiar, Rui L.
Gomes, Diogo Nuno
Barraca, João Paulo
Lau, Nuno
Keywords: Mobile robotics
Cloud-based approaches
Computer Thinking
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Abstract: Mobile robotics is a transforming field that presents a varying set of challenges. The discussion on the autonomy of (self-powered) robots is not settled, and as the communication infrastructure evolves, centralized concepts become more attractive over distributed concepts. This paper presents the CloudThinking architecture applied to intelligent cloud-based robotic operation. CloudThinking offloads most of complex robotic tasks to a central cloud, which retrieves inputs from the environment as a whole in order to instruct the robots to perform its actions. CloudThinking is a natural approach to the orchestration of multiple specialized robotic systems, defining the best mechanisms for reaching a goal. Furthermore, this architecture provides a set of automatic features which can be useful for application developers. These features can fully exploit novel cloud tools development as it becomes available, providing a time-resilient infrastructure of easy upgrade. The resulting approach has the potential to create a different set of market for robotic application developers.
Peer review: yes
DOI: 10.1007/s11277-014-1687-1
ISSN: 0929-6212
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